Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Mechanical Discipline

Mechanical Design and Analysis Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Mechanical Design and Analysis portion of the afternoon, Mechanical Discipline examination:

A. Stress analysis (e.g., combined stresses, torsion, normal, shear)
B. Failure theories (e.g., static, dynamic, buckling)
C. Failure analysis (e.g., creep, fatigue, fracture, buckling)
D. Deformation and stiffness
E. Components (e.g., springs, pressure vessels, beams, piping, bearings, columns, power screws)
F. Power transmission (e.g., belts, chains, clutches, gears, shafts, brakes, axles)
G. Joining (e.g., threaded fasteners, rivets, welds, adhesives)
H. Manufacturability (e.g., fits, tolerances, process capability)
I. Quality and reliability
J. Mechanical systems (e.g., hydraulic, pneumatic, electro-hybrid)

The Mechanical Design and Analysis portion covers approximately 15% of the afternoon session test content.