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ASVAB Exam Cram™ by Kalinda Reeves, Karl W. Riebs

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Chapter 7. Mechanical Comprehension

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Power

  • Work

  • Horsepower

  • Efficiency

  • Mechanical advantage

  • Torque

  • Simple and compound machines

  • Fluid dynamics

  • Structures

  • Loads

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Knowing how each of the simple machines work

  • Using the formula to determine mechanical advantage for each type of simple machine

  • Understanding various structure types and how they support loads

  • Discerning how fluids respond to differing conditions

The Mechanical Comprehension (MK) module of the ASVAB tests your understanding of mechanical principles, structural support, and material properties. The questions in this section of the test gauge your knowledge of simple machines, compound machines, mechanical motion, and fluid dynamics. ...

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