Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Other Disciplines (Formerly General Engineering)

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer portion of the afternoon, Other Disciplines examination:

A. Thermodynamic properties (e.g., entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity)
B. Thermodynamic processes (e.g., isothermal, adiabatic, reversible, irreversible)
C. Equations of state (ideal and real gases)
D. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer
E. Mass and energy balances
F. Property and phase diagrams (e.g., T-s, h-P)
G. Tables of thermodynamic properties
H. Cyclic processes and efficiency (e.g., refrigeration, power)
I. Phase equilibrium and phase change
J. Thermodynamic equilibrium
K. Combustion and combustion products (e.g., CO, CO2, NOX, ash, particulates)
L. Psychrometrics (e.g., humidity)

The Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer portion covers approximately 15% of the afternoon session test content.