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FE Thermodynamics Review

Outline of Thermodynamics topics


Suggestions for FE Exam preparation
Thermo context of exam & reference
handbook
Example test questions
morning session
afternoon session

Exam Pointers
Familiarize yourself with the reference handbook
Make educated guesses if you cant solve the
problem (or dont have the time)
cross out answers you know are incorrect
work problems backwards using the available
answers

If a problem seems difficult


guess and mark it
work on it later if you have the time

FE pointers - Thermo
Know how to use ideal gas law & steam tables
to evaluate properties
Be able to apply 1st Law to open/closed systems
Know basic definitions/concepts (e.g., adiabatic,
isentropic, Carnot efficiency)
Know how to calculate u, h, and s for ideal
gases & liquids/solids

FE Exam Thermo Problems


Morning session
11 questions out of 120

Afternoon session (general)


6 questions out of 60

Afternoon session (ME discipline)


6 questions out of 60

Afternoon session (ChE discipline)


6 questions out of 60