mechanical engineer interview questions shared by candidates
Imagine you have two balls in front of you. The two balls have the same mass and the same volume. However, one of the balls is hollow from the inside. How would you know which one is which?
Different moments of inertia.
Have a listen and see if it's hollow
The one with hollow interior has a greater diameter then the solid one.
Quite a lot of materials based questions. Scenario involving a compressor, gearbox and drive train, questions about repairs, downtime, fault detection etc etc. next scenario was regarding a pressurised cylinder, more materials science with a bit of fluid dynamics mixed in. Fault detection again.