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Vidhyadeep Institute of Management and Technology, Anita.

3rd Semester MECH Engineering Department 2014 Batch


1) i ) For coplanar force system prove that The algebraic sum of the moments of all the
forces about any point is equal to the moment of their resultant force about the
same point
ii) Derive equation of centroid for a triangular lamina from its base.
2)Two traffic signals are temporarily suspended from a cable as shown in Fig- 3.
Knowing that signal B weighs 300 N , determine the weight of the signal at C

3)A boat is pulled along the river by two ropes with pulls P & Q inclined at 30 and 40
to the x-axis as shown in Fig -4. Find a) P and Q if their resultant R is 1000 N , parallel
to x-axis b ) If P is inclined at 30 to x-axis find the minimum value of Q if R is same.

4) A 100 N force acts as shown in Fig- 9 on a 300 N block placed on an inclined plane.

The static and kinetic coefficients of friction between the block and the plane are 0.25
and 0.20 respectively. Determine whether the block is in equilibrium, and find the
value of the friction force.

5)A system of forces is made of two forces of equal magnitude.Determine, using the triangle law of forces, the
angle between twoforces if magnitude of resultant force is equal to the magnitude of oneof the forces.

6)Equilibrium of block is maintained by a pull P as shown in Fig.-1. The

co efficient of friction between block and surface is 0.2. Determine the
values of P for which the block remains in equilibrium

7) A beam is loaded as shown in Fig.-3.

(i) Determine the reactions at supports,
(ii) draw shear force diagram for the beam,
(iii) draw bending moment diagram for the beam and

determine magnitude of maximum bending moment

8) Define: (i) Space (ii) Particle (iii) Equilibrant

9) State: (i) Law of Parallelogram of Forces (ii) Law of Triangle of Forces
10) Enlist various type of loads and type of supports.
11) A beam of rectangular section 100mm 300mm is subjected to a shear
force of 10kN. Find shear stress at the top layer, at neutral layer and the
average value of shear stress. Show the stress distribution diagram.
12)Some forces are acting on a rigid body as shown in figure 4. Find the
resultant of the given force system, in terms of magnitude and direction.
Find the location of the Resultant with respect to point O.

13) Define: (i) Coefficient of friction (ii) Angle of friction (iii) Stress
14) Refer figure 9. The coefficient of frictions between the block and the
inclined plane is 0.2. Determine the least value of the force P required just to
move the block up along the inclined plane.

15) A uniform ladder of weight 250N and length 5m is placed against a vertical
wall in a position where its inclination to the vertical is 30o. A person
weighing 700N climbs the ladder. At what position of the person the ladder
will start to slip? Take coefficient of friction = 0.2 at both the contact
surfaces of the ladder.
16) The following forces are acting at a point, find the magnitude and
direction of the resultant force.
1. 550N acting towards North
2. 900N acting at 40 towards South of West
3. 1.25 kN acting at 60 towards South of East
4. 400N acting from West to East
17)Determine support reactions for the beam loaded as shown in fig.1.

18) Determine the resultant and locate the same with respect to point A
of a non-concurrent force system shown in fig.

19)Draw Shear force and bending moment diagrams showing all

necessary calculations for the beam loaded as show in fig

20) A uniform ladder, of length 5m, is supported by a horizontal floor at

A and a vertical wall at B and makes an angle of 60 with the
horizontal. Find the maximum distance x up the ladder at which a
man of weight 700N can stand without causing slipping of the ladder.
The coefficient of friction between floor & ladder and wall & ladder is
0.3. Neglect the weight of ladder.
21) Draw the Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams for the beam loaded
as shown in Fig.7

22) State Varignons theorem and prove it.

23) Determine magnitude and direction of resultant force of the force system
shown in fig.

24) Determine the magnitude direction and position of resultant force of the
force system given in fig with reference to point A.

25)Draw shear force and bending moment diagram for the beam shown in

26)Calculate the support reactions of the beam shown in fig.

27) The forces acting on a regular hexagon of side a are shown in Fig. Determine the
resultant moment of the system.

28)A bar ABC is loaded as shown in Fig, in which portion AB is of uniform section
and portion BC is of tapering section. Calculate the value of load P so that the total
deformation is 0.3mm. Neglect the deformation due to self weight. Calculate the
change in volume of portion AB. Take E= 110 GPa and 1/m=0.25

29) Find out centroid of the section shown in figure

30) Derive the relation between modulus of elasticity and modulus of rigidity
31) What are principal planes and principal stresses?
32) A circular rod of 25 mm diameter and 500 mm long is subjected to a
tensile force of 50 kN. Determine modulus of rigidity, bulk modulus and
change in volume if Poissons ratio = 0.3 and Youngs modulus E = 2
105 N/mm2.
33) A steel rod of 30mm diameter is placed inside a copper tube of external
diameter 50mm and internal diameter 40mm, having length equal to 500mm
and connected rigidly at the ends as shown in figure 10. The bar is
subjected to axial pull of 150kN. Find the stresses in each material and

elongation of the composite bar. Take Esteel = 200 GPa and Ecopper = 100GPa.

34) A cement concrete block having a shape of square cross section of

250mm side and a uniform height of 350mm is tested in a
compression testing machine by applying an axial compressive load
of P. It was observed that the height decreased by 0.28mm and the
side increased by 0.035mm. If the Modulus of Elasticity of concrete
is 0.13x105 N/mm2, determine
Poisons Ratio
The value of P
The volumetric strain of the block.
35) Find the shear stress at the junction of the flange and web of an I section
shown in Fig, if it is subjected to a Shear Force of 20 kN.