THE UNIVERSITY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

FINAL ASSESSMENT/EXAMINATIONS DECEMBER 2013

Course Code and Title:

MENG1002 ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Programme:

NETD – Mechanical Engineering

Date and Time:

Monday 16th December 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

Duration: Three (3) hours

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN THIS
EXAMINATION

Instructions to Candidates
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This paper has 6 pages and 5 questions.
You are required to answer ALL questions.
State all assumptions / definitions / formulae used.
In presenting your answers use appropriate well label diagrams and show all working in a
logical sequence in order to obtain full marks
5. You must return the question paper along with your answer booklet and any other
writing paper to the Invigilator at the end of the examination.
Key Examination Protocol
1. Students please note that academic dishonesty (or cheating) includes but is not limited to
plagiarism, collusion, falsification, replication, taking unauthorised notes or devices into an
examination, obtaining an unauthorised copy of the examination paper, communicating or
trying to communicate with another candidate during the examination, and being a party to
impersonation in relation to an examination.
2. The above mentioned and any other actions which compromise the integrity of the academic
evaluation process will be fully investigated and addressed in accordance with UTT’s
academic regulations.
3. Please be reminded that speaking without the Invigilator’s permission is NOT allowed.

© The University of Trinidad & Tobago
December 2013 Final Examinations
MENG1002

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5m 1.5m [10 marks] B 1.Instruction: Answer All Questions Question 1 a) Determine the reactions at A and B for the beam shown in figure 1.5m 0. [10 marks] 444 N B 38° 48° C A Figure 2 © The University of Trinidad & Tobago April 2013 Final Examinations (MENG 1002) Page 2 of 6 .5m 1. BC and AC for the truss shown in figure 2. 25 N 20 N/m 10 N A 0.5m Figure 1 b) Determine the load in members AB.

If the maximum allowable stress is 500 MPa and the modulus of elasticity is 210 GPa. An axial load of 45 kN is applied to the compound bar. determine the following for the concrete column: i) The stress [4 marks] ii) The strain [2 marks] iii) The extension [2 marks] iv) The percentage compression [2 marks] b) A compound assembly consists of a brass rod 25 mm in diameter and closely fitted by a steel tube having an external diameter of 35 mm. [10 marks] © The University of Trinidad & Tobago April 2013 Final Examinations (MENG 1002) Page 3 of 6 .5 m 4.0 m 2.Question 2 A beam 9 m long is simple supported at A and B and carries point loads of 4 kN.8 m in diameter at a construction site. For brass E = 100 GN/m2 and for steel E = 200 GN/m2. [8 marks] ii) Draw the shear force diagram and identify the maximum shear force.0 m B A Figure 3 Question 3 a) A load of 80 MN was supported by a circular concrete column of 0. The two materials are rigidly joined at their ends and have a length of 1.5 m. [6 marks] iii) Draw the bending moment diagrams and identify the maximum bending moment. [6 marks] 4 kN 1. i) Determine the reactions at A and B. 6 kN and 5 kN respectively as shown in figure 3.5 m 5 kN 6 kN 1. Determine the stresses in each material.

5 kg is attached to one end of a light inextensible string while the other end is fixed to a point on a smooth horizontal table. determine the shear stress in the material. If the length of the string is 5. If the diameter of the punch was 40 mm and the material 3. [5 marks] © The University of Trinidad & Tobago April 2013 Final Examinations (MENG 1002) Page 4 of 6 . [5 marks] Figure 4 c) An assembly component of mass 3. If the shear stress in the pin must not exceed 40 MPa. determine the maximum force that can be exerted on the pin.Question 4 a) A force of 30 kN was applied by a punch during a manufacturing operation.2mm thick.2 m and the component is moving in a circular path at a speed of 16 m/s. [5 marks] b) The clevis pin assemblies shown in figure 4 uses a 10mm diameter pin and undergoes double shear. determine the following: i) The acceleration [5 marks] ii) The tension in the string.

The tractor centre of gravity is 0. [2 marks] Figure 5 b) In order to lift an assembly of 50 kg at a construction site with the aid of a lifting device. an effort of 42 N was applied. Hence.55 m from the surface measured normal to it. When the assembly was raised a distance of 30 mm. The coefficient of friction between the tractor wheels and the circular track is 0. Determine: i) The speed at which the tractor will skid [4 marks] ii) The speed at which the tractor will overturn [4 marks] iii) The maximum safe speed at which the tractor can travel round the track. calculate: i) The velocity ratio [4 marks] ii) The mechanical advantage and [4 marks] iii) The efficiency [2 marks] End of Examination © The University of Trinidad & Tobago April 2013 Final Examinations (MENG 1002) Page 5 of 6 .Question 5 a) The wheel base of an emergency vehicle shown in figure 5 is 2 m wide and is travelling around a banked circular track of radius 80 m.4.5 m. The track is banked at 110 to the horizontal. the effort moved through a distance of 0.

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