Important questions / expected questions for Nov Dec 2016 ME6401 Kinematics of Machinery examinations conducting by Anna University Chennai

B.E./ B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION Nov Dec 2016

04th Semester / IV Semester / II Year

Mechanical Engineering

ME6401 Kinematics of Machinery

(Regulation 2013)

Nov Dec 2016 Important Questions

Important 16 Marks Questions with answers (All five units) are listed for ME6401 Kinematics of Machinery Subject

1. a) Design a four-bar crank rocker quick return mechanism to give a time ratio of 1.25 with rocker swing angle as 75° clockwise. Assume the output link (rocker) length as 50 mm and in the left extreme position it is vertical.

b) Sketch a four-bar crank rocker mechanism in (1) Maximum transmission angle position and (2) toggle position where mechanical advantage is infinity.

2. With the help of a neat sketch explain the working of Whitworth quick return mechanism.

3. With the help of a neat sketch explain the working of Single slider and double slider crank chain mechanism.

4. With the help of a neat sketch explain the working of Oldham’s coupling.

5. a) Explain any two inversion of four bar chain. (8)

b) Explain the first inversion of Single Slider Crank Chain. (8)

6. In a four link mechanism, the dimensions of the links are AB=200 mm, BC=400mm, CD=450 mm and AD=600mm. At the instant when DAB=90°, the link AB has angular velocity of 36 rad/s in the clockwise direction. Determine (i) The velocity of point C, (ii) The velocity of point E on the link BC When BE =200 mm (iii) the angular velocities of links BC and CD, iv) acceleration of link of link BC.

7. a) Derive the expressions for Velocity and acceleration of piston in reciprocating steam engine mechanism with neat sketch (8)

b) Derive the expression for Coriolis component of acceleration with neat sketch (8)

8. The crank and connecting rod of a theoretical steam engine are 0.5 m and 2m long respectively. The crank makes 180 rpm in the clockwise direction. When it has turned 450 from the inner dead

centre position, determine : a) Velocity of piston b) Angular velocity of connecting rod. C) Velocity of point E on the connecting rod 1.5m from the gudgeon pin. D) velocity of rubbing at the pins of the crank shaft, crank and crank cross head when the diameters of their pins are 50mm and 60mm and 30mm respectively.

9. A four-bar mechanism has the following link length in mm. Input, A0A = 25, AB = 70, output B0B = 45 and frame A0B0 = 60. Coupler point A is above and B is below the horizontal frame link A0B0, respectively. When the input link is in an angular position of 1050 counter clockwise from the frame link, draw the four bar mehcnism and locate all the instantaneous centres. If the input link rotates with a constant angular velocity of 2.5 rad/sec clockwise, determine the linear velocity of B of the output link and the angular velocity of the output link.

10. In a steam engine mechanism shown in figure a) the crank AB rotates at 200 rpm. The dimensions of various links are AB = 12cm, BC = 48cm, CD = 18cm and DE =36cm, EF = 12 cm and FP = 36cm. Find the velocities of C,D,E,F and P.

11. A cam is to give the following motion to a knife edged follower:

(a) Outstroke during 60° of cam rotation

(b) Dwell for the next 45° of cam rotation

(c) Return stroke during next 90° of cam rotation and

(d) Dwell for the remaining of cam rotation

The stroke of the follower is 40 mm and the minimum radius of the cam is 50 mm. The follower moves with uniform velocity during both the outstroke and return strokes. Draw the profile of the cam when (a) the axis of the follower passes through the axis of the cam shaft, and (b) the axis of the

follower is offset by 20 mm from the axis of the cam shaft.

12. A cam, with a minimum radius of 50 mm, rotating clockwise at a uniform speed, is required to giver a knife-edged follower the motion as described below: (a) To move outwards through 40 mm during 100° rotation of the cam; (b) to dwell for next 80° (c) To return to its starting position during next 90 ° and (d) To dwell for the rest period of revolution. Draw the profile of the cam (i) When the line of stroke of the follower passes through the centre of the cam shaft and (ii) When the line of stroke of the follower is to take place with Uniform acceleration and uniform retardation. Determine the maximum velocity and acceleration of the follower when the cam shaft rotates at 900 r.p.m. (16)

13. 5.It is required to set out the profile of a cam to give the following motion to the reciprocating follower with a flat mushroom contact surface: (i) Follower to have a stroke of 20 mm during 120° of cam rotation, (ii) Follower to dwell for 30° of cam rotation, (iii) Follower to return to its initial position during 120° of cam rotation, (iv) Follower to dwell for remaining 90° of cam rotation. The minimum radius of the cam is 25 mm. The out stroke of the follower is performed with SHM and return stroke with equal uniform acceleration and retardation. (16)

14. A tangent cam to drive a roller follower through a total lift of 12.5 mm for a cam rotation of 75°.The cam speed is 600 rpm . The distance between cam centre and follower centre at full lift is 45

mm and the roller is 20 mm in diameter. Find the cam proportions and plot displacement, velocity and acceleration for one full cycle.

15. Design a cam to raise a valve with simple harmonic motion through 15mm is 1/3rd of a revolution, keep it fully raised through 1/12th of a revolution and to lower it with SHM in 1/6th of a

revolution. The valve remain closed during the rest of the revolution. The diameter of the roller is 20mm and the minimum radius of the cam is 25mm. The axis of the valve rod passes through the axis of the cam shaft. If the cam shaft rotates at uniform speed of 100 rpm; find the maximum velocity and acceleration of the valve during raising and lowering. Also draw the profile of the cam.

16. a) Two 20° involute spur gears have a module of 10 mm. The addendum is one module. The larger gear has 50 teeth and pinion 13 teeth. Does the interference occur? If it occurs, to what value should the pressure angle be changed to eliminate interference? (8)

b) Two mating involute spur gears 20° pressure angle have a gear ratio of 2. the number of teeth on the pinion is 20 and its speed is 250 rpm. The module pitch of the teeth is 12 mm. if the addendum on each wheel wheel recess on each side are half the maximum possible length each, find (1) the addendum for pinion and gear wheel (2) the length of arc of contact (3 the maximum velocity of sliding during approach and recess. Assume pinion to be driver. (8)

17. In an epicyclic gear train the internal wheels A and B and compound wheels C and D rotate independently about axis O. The wheels E and F rotate on pins fixed to the arm G. E gears with A and C . Wheel F gear with B and D. All the wheels have the same module and the number of teeth are: TC =28 TD=26; TE = TF=18. (1) Sketch the arrangement, (2) Find the number of teeth on A and B, (3) If the arm G makes 100 rpm clockwise and A is fixed, find the speed of B , and (4) If the arm G makes 100 rpm clockwise and wheel A makes 10 rpm counter clockwise; Find the speed of wheel B.

18. In a reverted epicyclic train, the arm F carries two wheels A and D and a compound wheel B-C. Wheel A meshes with wheel B and Wheel D meshes with wheel C. Ther number of teeth on wheel A, D and C are 80, 48, and 72. Find the speed and direction of wheel D , when wheel A is fixed and arm F makes 200 rpm clockwise.

19. The sun planet gear of an epicyclic gear train, the annular D has 100 internal teeth, the sun gear A has 50 external teeth and planet gear B has 25 external teeth. The gear B meshes with gear D and gear A. The gear B is carried on arm E, which rotates about the centre of annular gear D. If the gear D is fixed and arm rotates at 20 rpm, then find the speeds of gear A and B.

20. An epicyclic gear train as shown in figure is composed of a fixed annular wheel A having 150 teeth. The wheel A is meshing with wheel B which drives wheel D through an idle wheel C, D being

concentric with A. The wheels B and C are carried on an arm which revolves clockwise at 100 rpm about the axis of A and D. If the wheels B and D have 25 and 40 teeth respectively, determine the

number of teeth on C and speed and sense of rotation of wheel C.

21. The mean diameter of the screw jack having pitch of 10 mm is 50 mm. A load of 20 KN is lifted through a distance of 170 mm. Find the work done in lifting the load and ficiency of the screw jack when (i) the load rotates with the screw, and (ii) the load rests n the loose head which does not rotate with screw. The external and internal diameter of the bearing surface of the loose head is 60 mm and 10mm respectively. The coefficient of friction for the screw as well as the bearing surface may be taken as 0.08. (16)

22. Two shaft whose centers are 1m apart are connected by a V belt drive. The driving pulley is supplied with 100 KW and has an effective diameter of 300 mm. It runs at 375 rpm. The angle of groove on the pulley is 400 The permissible tension in 400 mm2 cross sectional area of the belt is 2.1 MPa. The density of the belt is 1100 kg/ mm3 coefficient of friction is 0.28. Estimate number of belts required. (16)

23. 6.a) Prove or disprove the following statement – "Angle of friction is equal to angle of repose

b) Briefly explain the following : 1) Slip of the belt 2) Creep of the belt.

24. A single plate clutch is required to transmit 8 KW at 1000 rpm. The axis pressure is limited to 70 KN/m^2. The mean radius of the plate is 4.5 times the radial width of the friction surface. If both the sides of the plate are effective and the coefficient of friction is 0.25. find a) the inner and the outer radius of the plate and the mean radius, b) the width of the friction lining.

25. A shaft has a number of collars integral with it. The external diameter of the collars is 400mm and the shaft diameter is 250mm. If the uniform intensity of pressure is 0.35N/mm^2 and its coefficient of

friction is 0.05, estimate i) power absorbed in overcoming friction when the shaft runs at 105 rpm and carries a load of 150KN and ii) number of collars required.

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