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Assignment 1

Topic Covered: Static and dynamic force analysis


Set 1
1. What is static force-analysis?
2. What are the conditions for equilibrium of three forces on a member?
3. What are the conditions for equilibrium of two forces and torque on a member?
4. What is the procedure to dynamic force analysis of a four bar chain?
5. What are the forces acting on piston?
6. In a four link ABCD mechanism AB = 500mm as input link; BC = 660 mm as coupler link; CD = 560
mm as output link; AD = 1000 mm as fixed link; angle BAD = 600 is subjected to a external force on
input link at a point 325 mm from A at an angle of 73.50 with horizontal in CCW direction. Determine
torque on input link for static equilibrium.
7. The dimensions of four link ABCD mechanism are AB = 500 mm; BC = 660 mm; CD = 560 mm; AD
= 1000 mm; The link AB has an angular velocity of 10.5 rad/s CCW and angular retardation of 26 rad/s2
at instant when it makes an angle of 600 with AD, the fixed link. The mass of links BC and CD is 4.2
kg/m length. The link AB has a mass of 3.54kg, the center of which lies at 200 mm from A and a moment
of inertia 88500 kg mm2. Neglecting gravity and friction effects, determine the instentenous value of
drive torque required to be applied on AB to overcome the inertia forces.

Set 2
1. What is a free body diagram?
2. What are the conditions for equilibrium of two forces on a member?
3. What are the forces acting on connecting rod?
4. Draw free body diagram of input link, coupler link and output link of a simple four bar chain when a
force is acting on output link
5. What is D' Alembert's principle?
6. In a four link ABCD mechanism AB = 500mm as input link; BC = 660 mm as coupler link; CD = 560
mm as output link; AD = 1000 mm as fixed link; angle BAD = 600 is subjected to a external force on
coupler link at a point 297 mm from B at an angle of 580 with horizontal in CCW direction. Determine
torque on input link for static equilibrium.
7. The dimensions of four link ABCD mechanism are AB = 500 mm; BC = 660 mm; CD = 560 mm; AD
= 1000 mm; The link AB has an angular velocity of 10.5 rad/s CCW and angular retardation of 26 rad/s2
at instant when it makes an angle of 600 with AD, the fixed link. The mass of links BC and CD is 4.2
kg/m length. The link AB has a mass of 3.54kg, the center of which lies at 200 mm from A and a moment
of inertia 88500 kg mm2. Neglecting gravity and friction effects, determine the instentenous value of
drive torque required to be applied on AB to overcome the inertia forces.

Set 3
1. How static force analysis is done in linkage?
2. What is the procedure to dynamic force analysis of a Slider crank chain?
3. What are the forces acting on crank shaft?
4. Define piston effort and crank pin effort.
5. What is equivalent offset inertia force?
6. In a four link ABCD mechanism AB = 500mm as input link; BC = 660 mm as coupler link; CD = 560
mm as output link; AD = 1000 mm as fixed link; angle BAD = 600 is subjected to a external force on
output link at a point 373 mm from D at an angle of 420 with horizontal in CCW direction. Determine
torque on input link for static equilibrium
7. The dimensions of four link ABCD mechanism are AB = 500 mm; BC = 660 mm; CD = 560 mm; AD
= 1000 mm; The link AB has an angular velocity of 10.5 rad/s CCW and angular retardation of 26 rad/s2
at instant when it makes an angle of 600 with AD, the fixed link. The mass of links BC and CD is 4.2
kg/m length. The link AB has a mass of 3.54kg, the center of which lies at 200 mm from A and a moment
of inertia 88500 kg mm2. Neglecting gravity and friction effects, determine the instentenous value of
drive torque required to be applied on AB to overcome the inertia forces.