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Fundamentals of
Mechanical Engineering

These fundamental concepts have been reviewed and approved by Doctor Bryan Becker, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri - Kansas City. 

Use this study guide to solidfy your understanding of these 8 core Mechanical Engineering concepts to prepare for an exam or refresh your knowledge. 

Concepts Include:

About the Professor:

Dr. Bryan R. Becker, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASME, F.ASHRAE
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Click below to find out how Knovel gives you exactly what you need to prepare for the Mechanical Engineering FE Exam:

  • Mechanical Design and Analysis: Dimiension Tolerances in Stress Analysis, Bearing Selection, and Snap Fits
  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Vibrations: Natural Frequency and Resonance, Balancing of Rotating and Reciprocating Equipment
  • Materials and Processing: Manufacturing Processes (Hydrogen embrittlement in welding, heat treatment: austempering of steel)
  • Measurements, Instrumentation and Controls: Data Collection and Processing, System Descriptions
  • Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Processes: Performance of Components, Energy Storage
  • Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery: Fluid Statics, Incompressible Flow, Operating Characteristics
  • Heat Transfer: Conduction, Heat Exchangers
  • Refrigeration and HVAC: Psychometric Charts, Components

Bryan R. Becker, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During his more than 25 years at the University of Missouri, Dr. Becker has conducted, as principal investigator or co-investigator, 50 research projects and has authored 208 journal articles, chapters in books, presentations, and research reports. Previously, Dr. Becker served as chair of mechanical engineering and then civil and mechanical engineering for seven years.

"As a teaching professor, I'm tasked with preparing students for their careers, and Knovel's Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals help me to do just that. The content in Knovel provides a valuable overview that any student should use to quickly and efficiently refresh their knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles."