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Code No: NR10105 NR

I B.Tech Supplementary Examinations, Aug/Sep 2006


ENGINEERING MECHANICS
( Common to Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics,
Metallurgy & Material Technology and Production Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. A mast AB supported by a spherical socket at A and guy wires BC and BD carries


a vertical load P at B as shown. Point B is 0.3 m vertically below the xy plane.
Find the axial force induced in each of the three members of this system.
{As shown in the Figure1}

Figure 1:

2. (a) Define the following


i. Friction
ii. Angle of friction
iii. Limiting friction
iv. Cone of friction
(b) A ladder 5m long and of 250N weight is placed against a vertical wall in a
position where its inclination to the vertical is 300 . A man weighing 800N
climbs the ladder. At what position will he induce slipping? The co-efficient
of friction for both the contact surfaces of the ladder viz. with the wall and
the floor is 0.2
3. (a) Derive an expression for ratio of tensions of a belt in standard form
(b) The centre of two pulleys of diameter 120mm and 420mm are 300mm apart.
They are connected by an open belt. If the coefficient of friction for the larger
pulley be 0.28, what would be its value for the smaller pulleys simultaneously?
4. (a) Locate the centroid of given parabola bounded by x- axis the line x = a.
{As shown in the Figure2}

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Figure 2:

Figure 3:

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(b) Locate the centroid of the wire bent as shown in figure3.

5. Determine the mass moment of inertia of a thin equilateral triangular plate of


mass ‘m’ and thickness ‘t’ about the axis perpendicular to the plane of the plate
and passing through the mass center. Base width= ‘b’ and height of vertex above
base= ‘h’. Density of material is ‘w’.

6. (a) With respect to the plane motion of rigid bodies, explain


i. Instantaneous centre of Rotation
ii. Centrode
iii. Absolute and relative velocity
(b) A bomber flies along a horizontal line at an altitude of 1500m with a velocity
of 400 km per hour
i. Find at what horizontal distance before passing over a target on the
ground, a bomb should be dropped so as to hit the target on the ground.
ii. calculate the magnitude and direction of the velocity with which the bomb
will hit the target.
iii. Where will be the bomber when the bomb strikes the target? Take g =
9.81 m/sec2 .

7. (a) A homogeneous sphere of radius of a=100mm and weight W=100N can rotate
freely about a diameter. If it starts from rest and gains, with constant angular
acceleration, an angular speed n=180rpm, in 12 revolutions, find the acting
moment. .
(b) A block starts from rest from‘A’ . If the coefficient of friction between all
surfaces of contact is 0.3, find the distance at which the block stop on the
horizontal plane. Assume the magnitude of velocity at the end of slope is
same as that at the beginning of the horizontal plane.
{As shown in the Figure4}

Figure 4:

8. A small ball of weight ‘W’ is attached to the middle of a tightly stretched perfectly
flexible wire AB of length 2l, connected between two horizontal rigid surfaces.

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(arrangement is vertical). Prove that for small lateral displacements and high initial
tension in the wire, the ball will have a simple harmonic motion, and calculate the
period. [16]

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