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# Engineering Mechanics CBCGS 2018-2019 BE Electronics Engineering Semester 1 (FE First Year) Question Paper Solution

SubjectEngineering Mechanics
Year2018 - 2019 (December)
Engineering Mechanics
CBCGS
2018-2019 December
Marks: 80

NB:

1.Question No 1 is complusory. Out of the remaining 5 questions, attempt any 3.

2. Numbers in square brackets, at the end of question statement, indicate full marks.

3.Assume suitable data. if not given Clearly mention the same in your answer,

4. Take the magnitude of gravitational acceleration as 9.81m/s2, unless stated otherwise .

5. Figures drawn are not to the scale.

[20]1
[5]1.a

Find the resultant of the parallel force system shown in Figure 1 and locate the same with respect to point C.

Chapter: [1] System of Coplanar Forces
Concept: Resultant of parallel forces
[5]1.b

Using Instantaneous Centre of Rotation (ICR) method, find the velocity of point A for the instant shown in Figure 2. Collar B moves along the vertical rod, whereas link AB moves along the plane which is inclined at 250. Ɵ = 450

Chapter: [10] Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Concept: Instantaneous Center of Rotation for the Velocity
[5]1.c

If the support reaction at A, for the beam shown in Figure 3, is zero, then find force ‘P’ and the support reaction at B.

Chapter: [4] Types of Support
Concept: Determination of reactions at supports for various types of loads on beams
[5]1.d

From the top of a tower, 28 m high, a stone is thrown vertically up with a velocity of 9m/s. After how much time will the stone reach the ground? With what velocity does it strike the ground?

Chapter: [10] Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Concept: Velocity Diagrams for Bodies in Plane Motion.
[5]1.e

For the truss shown in figure 4, find: (i) zero force members, if any (Justify your answer with FBD), (ii) support reactions at C and D.

Chapter: [4] Types of Support
[20]2
[8]2.a

For the composite lamina shown in the figure, determine the coordinates of its centroid.

Chapter: [2] Center of Gravity and Centroid for Plane Laminas
Concept: Centroid for Plane Laminas
[5]2.b
Replace the force system shown in Figure 6 with a single force and couple system acting at point B.
Chapter: [6.01] Resultant of Noncoplanar force systems
Concept: Resultant of Concurrent Force System
[7]2.c

The link CD of the mechanism shown in Figure 7 is rotating in counterclockwise direction at an angular velocity of 5 rad/s. For the given instance, determine the angular velocity of link AB.

Chapter: [10] Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Concept: Instantaneous Center of Rotation for the Velocity
[20]3
[6]3.a

Cylinder A (diameter 1m, weight 20 kN) and cylinder B (diameter 1.5m, weight 40 kN) are arranged as shown in Figure 8. Find the reactions at all contact points. All contacts are smooth.

Chapter: [6.02] Equilibrium of Noncoplanar force systems
Concept: Equilibrium of parallel force system
[6]3.b

Using Principle of Virtual Work, determine the force P which will keep the weightless bar AB in equilibrium. Take length AB as 2m and length AC as 8m. The bar makes an angle of 30° with horizontal. All the surfaces in contact are smooth. Refer Figure 9.

Chapter: [8] Principle of Virtual Work
Concept: Applications on Equilibrium Mechanisms
[8]3.c

Velocity-time diagram for a particle travelling along a straight line is shown in Figure 10. Draw acceleration-time and displacement-time diagram for the particle. Also find important values of acceleration and displacement.

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Velocity and Acceleration in Terms of Rectangular Co-ordinate System
[20]4
[7]4.a

Find the force ‘F’ to have motion of block A impeding up the plane. Take coefficient of friction for all the surfaces in contact as 0.2. Consider the wedge B as weightless. Refer Figure 11.

Chapter: [7] Friction
Concept: Application to Problems Involving Wedges
[5]4.b

Three forces F1, F2 and F3 act at the origin of Cartesian coordinate axes system. The force F1 (= 70N) acts along OA whereas F2 (= 80N) acts along OB and F3 (= 100N) acts along OC. The coordinates of the points A, B and C are (2,1,3), (-1,2,0) and (4,-1,5) respectively. Find the resultant of this force system.

Chapter: [6.01] Resultant of Noncoplanar force systems
Concept: Resultant of Concurrent Force System
[8]4.c

A 75kg person stands on a weighing scale in an elevator. 3 seconds after the motion starts from rest, the tension in the hoisting cable was found to be 8300N. Find the reading of the scale, in kg during this interval. Also find the velocity of the elevator at the end of this interval. The total mass of the elevator, including mass of the person and the weighing scale, is 750kg. If the elevator is now moving in the opposite direction, with same magnitude of acceleration, what will be the new reading of the scale?

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Velocity and Acceleration in Terms of Rectangular Co-ordinate System
[20]5
[4]5.a

The cylinder B, diameter 400mm and weight 5kN, is held in position as shown in Figure 12 with the help of cable AB. Find the tension in the cable and the reaction developed at contact C.

Chapter: [4] Types of Support
Concept: Determination of reactions at supports for various types of loads on beams
[5]5.b

Find the weight WB so as to have its impending motion down the plane. Take weight of block A as 2kN. The pin connected rod AB is initially is in horizontal position. Refer Figure 13. Coefficient of friction = 0.25 for all surfaces.

Chapter: [7] Friction
Concept: Cone of Friction
[5]5.c

Two springs, each having stiffness of 0.6N/cm and length 20 cm are connected to a ball B of weight 50N. The initial tension developed in each spring is 1.6N. The arrangement is initially horizontal, as shown in Figure 14. If the ball is allowed to fall from rest, what will be its velocity at D, after it has fallen through a height of 15 cm?

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Velocity and Acceleration in Terms of Rectangular Co-ordinate System
[6]5.d

Two balls, A (mass 3kg) and B (mass 4kg), are moving with velocities 25 m/s and 40 m/s respectively (Refer Figure 15). Before impact, the direction of velocity of two balls are 300 and 500 with the line joining their centers as shown in Figure 15. If coefficient of restitution for the impact is 0.78, find the magnitude and the direction of velocities of the balls after the impact.

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Velocity and Acceleration in Terms of Rectangular Co-ordinate System
[20]6
[5]6.a

For the truss shown in Figure 16, find the forces in members DE, BD and CB.

Chapter: [4] Types of Support
[6]6.b

A particle moves in x-y plane with acceleration components ax = -3m/s2 and ay = -16t m/s2. If its initial velocity is V0 = 50m/s directed at 350 to the x–axis, compute the radius of curvature of the path at t = 2 sec.

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Tangentialand Normal Component of Acceleration
[5]6.c

A force of magnitude of 20kN, acts at point A(3,4,5)m and has its line of action passing through B(5,-3,4)m. Calculate the moment of this force about a line passing through points S(2,-5,3) m and T(-3,4,6)m.

Chapter: [1] System of Coplanar Forces
Concept: Moment of force about a point
[4]6.d

Find an expression for maximum range of a particle which is projected with an initial velocity of ‘u’ inclined at an angle of ‘β’ with the horizontal.

Chapter: [9] Kinematics of Particle
Concept: Motion Curves (a-t, v-t, s-t curves)

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