Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Chemical Discipline

Fluid Dynamics Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Fluid Dynamics portion of the afternoon, Chemical Discipline examination:

A. Bernoulli equation and mechanical energy balance
B. Hydrostatic pressure
C. Dimensionless numbers (e.g., Reynolds number)
D. Laminar and turbulent flow
E. Velocity head
F. Friction losses (e.g., pipe, valves, fittings)
G. Pipe networks
H. Compressible and incompressible flow
I. Flow measurement (e.g., orifices, Venturi meters)
J. Pumps, turbines, and compressors
K. Non-Newtonian flow
L. Flow through packed beds

The Fluid Dynamics portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.