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Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh

Faculty of Engineering and Technology
End Term Examination, Spring Semester - 2012-13
B. Tech. (ECE & EEE) I
Course Name: Engineering Mechanics Weight: 50 %
Course Code: ME 105 Max. Marks: 100
Total No. of Printed Pages: 4 Time: 3 Hrs
Note: 1. Question number 1 is compulsory. Attempt five more questions out of the
remaining seven (Questions 2 through 8) questions.
1. Choose correct answer [2*10]
i) The resultant of two forces of magnitude P each inclined at an angle of 60

with each other is
a) 2P b) P c)


ii) The resultant of two forces can be defined as a force that
a) keeps the system in equilibrium
b) has the greatest magnitude in the system
c) has the same effect as the two forces d) has the same effect as one force

iii) The ratio between the tensions in the tight side and slack side of a flat belt
drive increases
a) in direct proportion to the angle of lap
b) exponentially as the angle of lap increases
c) in direct proportion to the coefficient of friction
d) Proportional to the width of belt.

iv) The ratio of limiting friction and normal reaction is known as
a) coefficient of friction b) angle of friction
c) angle of repose d) friction resistance

v) The centroid of a semi circular area of radius r is
a) (r, 4r/3 ) b) ( r, 2r/)
c) (r/, r) d) (r, r/2)

vi) Relation between E(Modulus of elasticity), K(Bulk modulus) and C
(Modulus of rigidity) is given by
a) E

b) E

c) E

d) E

vii) The rate of change of B.M is equal to
a) shear force at that section b) deflection at that section
c) loading at that section d) none of these

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viii) A cantilever of span l has a load P acting at the free end. The bending
moment at the support end will be
a) zero b) PL c)


ix) The displacement of a point moving in a straight line is S =8t
+3t-5 (S is
in m and t in s). The velocity when the displacement is zero, is
a) 3m/s b) 13 m/s c) 16 m/s d) 12

x) A man in a lift will weigh more when the lift is
a) Accelerated upwards b) Accelerated downwards
c) Descends freely d) Lift going up is slowing down

2. a) State the law of triangle of forces and Lamis theorem. [6]
b) The plate is subjected to the two forces at A and B as shown. If 60
determine the magnitude of the resultant of these two forces and its
direction measured from the horizontal.

Fig. 1
3. a) With a neat diagram explain the following terms:
Proportional limit, yield stress, upper yield point, elastic limit, ultimate
stress of a material, elastic plastic zone.
b) A member ABCD is subjected to point loads P
, P
, P
and P
as shown in
figure. Calculate the force P
necessary for equilibrium if P
= 120kN, P

= 220 kN and P
= 160 kN. Determine also the net change in length of the
member. Take E = 2 x 10

Fig. 2
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4. a) Calculate the moment of inertia of the I-section as shown in Fig. 3 about
the centroidal x
and y
axis. (All Dimensions are in mm.)

Fig. 3

b) Define the following terms:
Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration, Centroid, Centre of mass, Centre
of gravity, Polar moment of inertia.
5. a) Define shear force and bending moment and also explain sagging and
hogging in beam.

b) Draw Shear force diagram and Bending moment diagram for the simply
supported beam as given in Fig 4.

Fig. 4
6. a) Draw a free body diagram of ladder resting on a rough surface and against
rough wall. Identify unknowns in the problem and write the equations of

b) Determine the minimum horizontal force P required to hold the crate from
sliding down the plane. The crate has a mass of 50 kg and the coefficient
of static friction between the crate and the plane is = 0.25.



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Fig. 5

7. a) What is a projectile motion? Derive an expression for the horizontal range,
maximum height and time of flight.

b) If a particles position is described by the polar coordinates r = 4(1 + sin t)
m and = (2e
) rad, where t is in seconds and the argument for the sine is
in radians, determine the radial and transverse components of the
particles velocity and acceleration when t = 2s.

8. a) State and explain DAlemberts principle. [4]

State and derive the principle of work and energy relation.

Boxes A and B are at rest on a conveyor belt that is initially at rest. The
belt is suddenly started in an upward direction so that slipping occurs
between the belt and the boxes. Knowing that the coefficients of kinetic
friction between the belt and the boxes are (
= 0.30 and (
= 0.32,
determine the initial acceleration of each box.

Fig. 6


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