Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Mechanical Discipline

Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery Processes portion of the afternoon, Mechanical Discipline examination:

A. Fluid statics
B. Incompressible flow
C. Fluid transport systems (e.g., pipes, ducts, series/parallel operations)
D. Fluid machines: incompressible (e.g., turbines, pumps, hydraulic motors)
E. Compressible flow
F. Fluid machines: compressible (e.g., turbines, compressors, fans)
G. Operating characteristics (e.g., fan laws, performance curves, efficiencies, work/power equations)
H. Lift/drag
I. Impulse/momentum

The Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery portion covers approximately 15% of the afternoon session test content.