Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Mechanical Discipline

Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Processes Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Processes portion of the afternoon, Mechanical Discipline examination:

A. Ideal and real gases
B. Reversibility/irreversibility
C. Thermodynamic equilibrium
D. Psychrometrics
E. Performance of components
F. Cycles and processes (e.g., Otto, Diesel, Brayton, Rankine)
G. Combustion and combustion products
H. Energy storage
I. Cogeneration and regeneration/reheat

The Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Processes portion covers approximately 15% of the afternoon session test content.