Fundamentals of Engineering
Afternoon Exam for Mechanical Engineering
Two Complete Practice Examinations with Detailed Solutions in Theodore Tutorial Format

Zella L. Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., PE, Philip J. Pritchard Ph.D.,                                                                         Graham Walker, Ph.D., and Dennis P. Pennino, M.S.M.E
Manhattan College, Riverdale NY

Published by ETS Professional Training Institute
© 2000 Louis Theodore.

Table of Contents

Automatic Controls (ACON)
ACON 1A: Feedback Transfer Functions
ACON 1B: System Stability
ACON 2A: Pole Locations
ACON 2B: System Characteristics
ACON 3A: System Errors
ACON 3B: Breakaway and Break-in Points 



Computers (COMP)
COMP 1A: Conditional Looping
COMP 1B: Conditional Statements
COMP 2A: Logic Conditions
COMP 2B: Nested Looping
COMP 3A: Programming Functions
COMP 3B: Counters 



Dynamic Systems (DYSY)

DYSY 1A: Energy Concepts

DYSY 1B: Spring Energy

DYSY 2A: Spring Force

DYSY 2B: Work-Energy Relationships

DYSY 3A: Kinematic Relationships Using Tangential and Normal Components

DYSY 3B: Tangential and Normal Components of Acceleration

DYSY 4A: Plane Motion of a Rigid Body

DYSY 4B: Centrifugal Force

DYSY 5A: Impulse and Momentum

DYSY 5B: Free Vibration-Natural Frequency

DYSY 6A: Free Vibration-Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration

DYSY 6B: Free Vibration-Energy Principals



Energy Conversion and Power Plants (ENGY)
ENGY 1A: The Otto Cycle
ENGY 1B: Brake Thermal Efficiency
ENGY 2A: Closed Feedwater Heater
ENGY 2B: Open Feedwater Heater
ENGY 3A: Brayton Cycle
ENGY 3B: Pump Efficiency


Fans, Pumps, and Compressors (FANS)
FANS 1A: Scaling Laws
FANS 1B: Fan Characteristics
FANS 2A: Pump Characteristics
FANS 2B: Net Positive Suction Head
FANS 3A: Compressor Work
FANS 3B: Compressor Isentropic Efficiency


Fluid Mechanics (FLME)
FLME 1A: Viscosity
FLME 1B: Hydrostatic Pressure Variation
FLME 2A: Forces on Submerged Surfaces
FLME 2B: Buoyancy
FLME 3A: One-Dimensional Flow: The Continuity Equation
FLME 3B: The Field Equation
FLME 4A: Pipe Flow: Laminar
FLME 4B: Pipe Flow: Turbulent
FLME 5A: Non-Circular Ducts
FLME 5B: The Impulse-Momentum Principle
FLME 6A: Drag on a Flat Plate
FLME 6B: Drag on a Sphere


Heat Transfer (HEAT)
HEAT 1A: One-Dimensional Conduction-Plane Wall
HEAT 1B  One-Dimensional Conduction-Composite Wall
HEAT 2A: One-Dimensional Conduction-Cylindrical
HEAT 2B: Steady-State Heat Convection-Plane Wall
HEAT 3A: Heat Transfer from Fins
HEAT 3B: Radiation Heat Transfer

HEAT 4A: Heat Exchangers-Log Mean Temperature Difference
HEAT 4B: Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
HEAT 5A: Transient Heat Transfer-The Biot Number
HEAT 5B: Transient Heat Transfer- The Lumped Capacitance Method
HEAT 6A: Heating of a Body
HEAT 6B: Conduction with Heat Generation



Materials Science (MATS)
MATS 1A: Miller Indices
MATS 1B: Atomic Packing
MATS 2A: Diffusion
MATS 2B: Structure of Steel
MATS 3A: Alloy Composition
MATS 3B: Hardening Evaluation



Measurement and Instrumentation (INST)
INST 1A: Quantization
INST 1B: Strain Gauge Operation
INST 2A: Strain Gauge System
INST 2B: Uncertainty Analysis
INST 3A: Flow Rate Measurement
INST 3B: Manometers



Mechanical Design (MEDE)
MEDE 1A: The Endurance Limit
MEDE 1B: Design of Shafts for Fatigue
MEDE 2A: Power Screws
MEDE 2B: Efficiency of Power Screws
MEDE 3A: Bolt Stiffness
MEDE 3B: Bolt Load Factor
MEDE 4A: Bolt Joint Separation
MEDE 4B: Bolt Fatigue Loading
MEDE 5A: Failure of Rivets
MEDE 5B: Helical Springs
MEDE 6A: Shear Stress in Helical Springs
MEDE 6B: Torsion Springs



Refrigeration and HVAC (RFAC)
RFAC 1A: Coefficient of Performance
RFAC 1B: Throttling Process
RFAC 2A: Evaporator Analysis
RFAC 2B: Dehumidification
RFAC 3A: Cooling of Mixtures
RFAC 3B: Evaporative Cooling



Stress Analysis (STAN)
STAN 1A: Stress-Strain Relationships
STAN 1B: Mohrís Circle and Pressure Vessels
STAN 2A: Mohrís Circle and Pressure Vessels
STAN 2B: Beam Stresses
STAN 3A: Neutral Axis
STAN 3B: Shear Stresses Due to Torsion

STAN 4A: Shear Stresses Due to Transverse Loads
STAN 4B: Maximum
Normal Stress Failure Theory
STAN 5A: Maximum Shear Stress Failure Theory
STAN 5B: Distortion Energy Failure Theory
STAN 6A: Maximum Shear Stress Failure Theory for Shafts
STAN 6B: Von Mises Stress Failure Theory for Shafts



Thermodynamics (THRM)
THRM 1A: Entropy and Heat
THRM 1B: Isentropic Efficiency
THRM 2A: Thermal Efficiency
THRM 2B: Process Work Done
THRM 3A: Cycle Work Done
THRM 3B: Process Heat Transfer
THRM 4A: Flow Rate Calculations
THRM 4B: 2T Cycles
THRM 5A: Gas Properties
THRM 5B: Vapor Properties
THRM 6A: Kinetic Energy
THRM 6B: Entropy Changes

Solutions to Examinations A and B

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