## 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

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 Review – Converting Metric Units

Have you ever used KHDMDCM (King Henry Drank My Delicious Chocolate Milk) to convert metric units? Well, this is how I learned it and ONE way to learn it. There are some other acronyms, some are actually hilarious. Instead of using the above KHDMDCM technique to convert metric units, we will make use of the…

## 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…

## FE EXAM – SOIL SHEAR STRENGTH

NCEES FE Civil Exam – 12. Geotechnical Engineering – F. Shear Strength  The strength of a material is the greatest stress it can sustain. If the stress exceeds the strength of the material, failure occurs. But we know not all materials behave the same, some materials will fail in tension (steel), some fail in compression…

## How to study for the FE Exam

For anyone trying to prepare for the FE exam, the presentation slides shown below gives you the most important general steps you will need to follow to pass the FE exam. In summary, Why should you take the FE exam?  Passing the FE exam is the first for the PE certification process. Passing the FE…

Why take the FE exam? Passing the FE exam is becoming a necessity if you are trying to develop a career within the engineering industry or an engineering firm. Many engineering firms will judge your job application based on whether you have taken and passed the FE exam. Sometimes, a firm will hire you and…

## FE EXAM TUTORING OPTIONS

In this quick blog post, we will compare several different FE Exam Prep tutoring services. A specialized FE exam tutoring service is hard to find due to the rigorous nature of the FE exam topics. This may scare off a lot of tutors who would like to only specialize in certain topics such as math…