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Kinematics of Machines-NME502 (2016-17)

Problem Sheet - 01

Year 2015

(6x2) 12 marks

Q.1. Write the difference between a machine and structure.

Q.2. List different types of instantaneous centres and write formula to find the number of IC for four
bar mechanism.
Q.3. Define degree of freedom and explain Kutzbach Criterion to Plane Mechanisms.
Q.4. What are different types of links?
Q.5. Write relation for a kinematic chain and describe the condition for locked and unconstrained chain.
Q.6. Draw any o n e i n v e r s i o n o f f o u r bar c h a i n mechanism.
Year 2015

(3x10) 30 marks

Q.7. Define and explain with neat sketch types of constrained motions.
Q.8. A single slider crank chain mechanism shown in Fig. having crank OA=20 cm, connecting rod
AP=70 cm and angular velocity of crank is 10 radian per second. Find the velocity of piston P,
angular velocity of link PA and the velocity of Point B at a distance of 20 cm from A on link AP
when B= 45.

Q.9. In Fig., the angular velocity of the crank OA is 600 rpm. Determine the linear velocity of the
slider D and the angular velocity of the link BD, when the crank is inclined at an angle of 15
to the vertical. The dimensions of various links are: OA=28 mm ; AB=44 mm; BC=49 mm; and
BD=46 mm. The centre distance between the centres of rotation 0 and C is 65 mm. The path of
travel of the slider is 11 mm below the fixed point C. The slider moves along a horizontal path
and OC is vertical.



Kinematics of Machines-NME502 (2016-17)
Problem Sheet - 01

Year 2014

(3x10) 30 Marks

Q.10. Sketch slider crank chain and its various inversions, stating actual machines in which these are
used in practice.
Q.11. State and prove the 'Aronhold Kennedy's Theorem' of three instantaneous centres.
Q.12. The crank and connecting rod of a theoretical steam engine are 0.5 m and 2 m 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.

Velocity of point E on the connecting rod 1.5 m 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 50 mm and 60 mm and 30 mm respectively.
Year 2013

(5x4) 20 Marks

Q.13. What is Kutzback's criterion for degree of freedom of plane mechanism? In what way Grubler's
criterion is different from it?
Q.14. Fig. shows four link mechanisms in which the figures indicate the dimensions in standard unit of length.
Indicate the type of each mechanism whether crank rocker or double crank or double rocker.



Kinematics of Machines-NME502 (2016-17)
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Q.15. Determine the degree of freedom for the following mechanisms:

Q.16. What do you mean by inversion of a mechanism? Show that the locus of the midpoint of the link
connecting the two sliders in an elliptical trammel is a circle.
Year 2013

(1x10) 10 Marks

Q.17. State and prove the Arnnold Kennedy theorem. Locate all the instantaneous centres of the slider crank
mechanism as shown in Fig. The lengths of crank OB and connecting rod AB are 100 mm and 400
mm respectively. If the crank rotates clockwise with an angular velocity of 10 rad/s find :
a. Velocity of the slider 'A' and
b. Angular velocity of the connecting rod AB.

Year 2012

(6x5) 30 Marks

Q.18. Draw a sketch of one inversion of slider-crank mechanism in which the crank is made stationary.
Describe the use and special features of this mechanism.
Q.19. A mechanism is shown below. It has following dimensions: OA= 200 mm, AB = 1.5 metres,
BC = 600 mm, CD = 500 mm, BE = 400 mm, OE = 1.35 metres.


Kinematics of Machines-NME502 (2016-17)
Problem Sheet - 01

Locate all instantaneous centres for this mechanism.

Q.20. If in the mechanism shown in Q.19, crank OA rotates clockwise at 120 rpm; find the angular
velocity of link CD by drawing a velocity diagram.
Q.21. Draw a sketch and explain the working of Oldhams coupling.
Q.22. (a) What is the difference between higher and lower pairs?
(b) Ascertain the degree of freedom for the two mechanisms shown:

Year 2011

(4x5) 20 Marks

Q.23. Define mechanical advantage and transmission angle of a mechanism

Q.24. Sketch and describe the four bar chain mechanism. Why it is considered to be the basic
Q.25. What is a Kennedy's Theorem? Explain with the help of an example and neat diagram.
Q.26. How are Whitworth q u i c k return mechanism and crank and slotted-lever mechanism
different from each other?