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Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi – 642003.

(An Autonomous Institution affiliated to Anna University)
Question Paper Code: 191ME008 QRN Code: 1910154 Regulation: 2016

Duration: Three hours Answer ALL questions Maximum: 100 marks

PART – A (15 x 1 = 15 marks)

1. Lami’s theorem is only applied for n number of coplanar forces which

are in equilibrium ,n is equal to
a) 1 b) 2
c) 3 d) 4
2. A particle is said to be in equilibrium when the resultant of all the
forces acting on it is
a) 0 b) 1
c) 2 d) 3
3. The SI unit of moment is
a) Nm b) ms
c) m/s d) m/s2
4. Varignon ‘s Theorem is also known as
a) Law of momentum b) Principle of moments
c) Law of couples d) Lami’s theorem
5. The centroidal y value of centroid of semicircle with respect to its
diameter is
a) 4R/3π b) 2R/3π
c) R/3π d) 5R/3π
6. The Ixx, Iyy values of moment of inertia of rectangle of breadth b and
height h is
a) bh2/6,hb2/6 b) bh2/24,hb2/24
c) bh3/12,hb3/12 d) bh2/2,hb2/2
7. The force of friction is always in ________ direction of the impending
b) parallel b) Opposite
d) lesser d) greater
8. When the angle of repose is equal to angle of static friction
a) The body starts sliding b) Body will not move
c) Body will be at rest d) The body will be sliding with
its own weight
9. A car is moving with a velocity of 20m/s. The car is brought to rest by
applying brakes in 6 seconds .Find retardation
a) 2.3m/s2 b) 3.3m/s2
c) 4m/s2 d) 5m/s2
10. A car starts from rest with a constant acceleration of 4m/s 2.Determine
the distance travelled in 7th second
a) 20m b) 26m
c) 31m d) 42m
11. Equilibrant (E) is equal to resultant force ( R) in magnitude and
direction , collinear but _______ in direction
12. The three supports of a beam are _______,_______ and _______.
13. The perpendicular axis theorem defines polar moment of inertia
(true / false)
14. Types of friction are ______ and___________.
15. The vertical distance formula in upward motion of a particle under
gravity is ______________.

PART – B (5 x 2 = 10 marks)

16. State the importance of concurrent forces with examples.

17. Compare the reaction forces between roller support and hinged
18. Mention the mass moment of inertia of cone.
19. List out the laws of static friction.
20. Define Acceleration.
PART – C (1 x 15 = 15 marks)

21. (i) Find the magnitude of two forces such that if they act at (6)
right angles their resultant is square root of 10 N .But If
they act at 60ᵒtheir resultant is 13N.
(ii) Particle “O” is acted by (9)
(a) 20N inclined 30ᵒ to north of east
(b) 25N towards the north
(c) 30N towards the north west
(d) 35N inclined 40ᵒ to south of west .Find the

PART – D (4 x 15 = 60 marks)

22.(a) (i) The lines of action of three forces are concurrent at (13)
the origin O, passes through points A,B and C having
coordinates ( 3,0,-3) ,( 2,-2,4) and ( -1,2,4)
respectively .If the magnitude of forces are 10N,30N
and 40N ,find the magnitude and direction of resultant.
(ii) Define Varignon’s theorem. (2)
22.(b) Find the support reactions of a beam as shown in (15)
23.(a) Determine the area moment of inertia about vertical (15)
centroidal axis of shaded region as shown in figure.


23.(b) Determine the mass moment of inertia of given figure

is shown. The density of Aluminum (7)
=2700kg/m3,density of steel =7800kg/m3
24.(a) A uniform ladder of weight 1000N and of length 4m (15)
rests on a horizontal ground and leans against a
smooth vertical wall. The ladder makes an angle of
60ᵒ. with horizontal. When a man of weight 750N
stands on the ladder at a distance 3m from the top of
the ladder is at the point of sliding .Determine the
coefficient of friction between ladder and the floor.
24.(b) A block overlying a 10ᵒwedge on a horizontal floor and (15)
leaning against a vertical wall and weighting 1500N is
to be raised by applying a horizontal force to the
wedge. Assume µ = 0.3, determine the minimum
horizontal force to be applied to raise the block.

25.(a) (i) A car ‘ A’ starts from rest with uniform acceleration of (10)
0.6m/s2. A second car B starts from the same point
after 10seconds .The car B follows the same route
with the acceleration of 1.2m/s2. Determine the time
necessary to overcome the car A, and the distance
covered when B passes A.
(ii) A motorist travelling at a speed of 18km/h ,suddenly (5)
applies the brakes and comes to rest after skidding
75 m .Find the time required for the car to stop.
25.(b) (i) The position of a particle is given by the relation (15)
S= 1.5t3-9t2-22.5t+60, where S is expressed in meters
and t in seconds .Determine (i) the time at which the
velocity will be zero (ii) the position and distance
travelled by the particle at that time (iii) the
acceleration of the particle at that time and (iv) the
distance travelled by the particle from t=5S to t= 7S.