Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Mechanical Discipline

Materials and Processing Topic Area

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

A. Mechanical and thermal properties (e.g., stress/strain relationships, ductility, endurance, conductivity, thermal expansion)
B. Manufacturing processes (e.g., forming, machining, bending, casting, joining, heat treating)
C. Thermal processing (e.g., phase transformations, equilibria)
D. Materials selection (e.g., metals, composites, ceramics, plastics, bio-materials)
E. Surface conditions (e.g., corrosion, degradation, coatings, finishes)
F. Testing (e.g., tensile, compression, hardness)

The Materials and Processing portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.