Retaining structures – Pressure Distribution

Retaining structures – Pressure Distribution

For the Civil FE exam, under knowledge area number 12. Geotechnical Engineering, the NCEES FE exam specifications tell us we have to understand how to analyze the stability of retaining structures – E. Stability of retaining structures (e.g., active/passive/at-rest pressure). Before we can do this, we must have a complete understanding of how the pressure…

FE Exam Review – Transportation Engineering – Traffic Stream Parameters

FE Exam Review – Transportation Engineering – Traffic Stream Parameters

Traffic streams are characterized by a number of different operationalperformance measures. Traffic operating free from traffic control devices, intersections, signs, etc, is characterized as uninterrupted traffic flow. The following traffic stream parameters can help us characterize his uninterrupted traffic flow and ultimately arrive at performance measures. Traffic flow, speed, and density are variables that form…

FE Exam Calculator Tip – Solving for unknown variable “x”

FE Exam Calculator Tip – Solving for unknown variable “x”

To pass the FE exam (EIT Exam), it is crucial that you are very familiar with certain calculator functions that can drastically reduce the time you spend per question. Passing the NCEES FE exam isn’t just about knowing the material, the test-taking and time saving strategies you employ are just as important. This quick post…

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