Mechanical Engineering Interview Cheatsheets

Everything You Need the Day of the Interview. 📊

One-page summary of the most important concepts and formulas you'll need to know for Mechanical Engineering Interviews.


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Topic's Covered -


  1. 1) Mechanics of Materials
    1. Cantilever Beams, Stress Equations, Buckling, Fatigue Life
  2. 2) Materials 101 (Materials Science & Material Selection)
  3. 3) Free Body Diagrams
  4. 4) Materials Science
  5. 5) Heat Transfer & Fluid Dynamics
  6. 6) Manufacturing Processes


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