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# AE AEROSPACE

ENGINEERING
GATE 2011
MODEL EXAM
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## Qn 20- 40 carry 2 mark Each

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Make a Score Sheet like one
Below
Qn No Marked Ans Actual Ans Scored Mark Neg. Mark
(if Correct) (2/3 of Mark)

1
2

TOTAL
Calculate Final Score ___________
(Scored – Neg. Mark)

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Time Counts from Here

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QUESTIONS

## STARTS FROM HERE…!

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Qn 1- 20: Carry One Mark

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(1)

## a) the altitude of the atmospheric at

which the pressure is sufficient to
support planform area of the
aircraft.

## a) an indicated altitude when an

altimeter is set to an agreed
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(2)

Variometers measure
a) the rate of change of altitude by
detecting the change in total air
pressure as altitude changes.
b) the rate of change of altitude by
detecting the change in static air
pressure as altitude changes.
c) the percentage change of forward
speed by detecting the change in
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static air pressure as altitude
(3)
In the following Fig

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Line Marked as (AAA) represents
a) Altitude for max range as the
density is low and flying quality is
satisfactory
b) Altitude for max endurance as the
density is low and flying quality is
satisfactory
c) Altitude for pilot ejection as the
aircraft lacks necessary flying
quality above this altitude.
Altitude for pilots special attention 1111
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d)
(4)
In the following payload – range diagram

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Line AB, BC and CD respectively
represents

## a) max take weight off limit, Max

limit.
limit, and max take off weight limit.
c) max payload limit, max take off
weight limit and max fuel load limit
d) None of the above
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(5)

## In a 5-digit airfoils nomenclature :

NACA 23021, the location of the
maximum camber along the chord line
a) 20% of c
b) 30% of c
c) 21% of c
d) 15% of c

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(6)
Wind tunnel data was taken on an airfoil and the
following data taken at the 1/3 chord location:

a) 0.213c
b) 0.233c
c) 0.250c
d) 0.333c
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(7)

## An aircraft has a wing area of 350 m2

and a wing span of 50 m, the wing
efficiency factor is 0.85, its lift curve
slope (taking a0 as 2 ) will be (in per
a) 3.725
b) 4.726
c) 5.231
d) 5.316
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(8)

## Find the Wrong staement on Load

Factor
a) It is traditionally referred to as ‘g’,
because of the relation between
acceleration of gravity felt on board
the aircraft.
b) Although, it is traditionally referred
to as ‘g’, it does not take the unit of
acceleration due to gravity (m/s2)1717,
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(9)

## If the wing area is 80 m2, aspect ratio

is 10, the taper ratio 0.3, then the root
and tip chord length (in m),
a) 3.22, 2.14
b) 2.33, 1.26
c) 4.35,1.3
d) 3.14,1.75

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(10)

## Find the wrong statement on tail wing

a) The conventional configuration with
a low horizontal tail is a natural
choice since roots of both horizontal
and vertical surfaces are
conveniently attached directly to the
fuselage.
b) In conventional configuration, the
effectiveness of the vertical tail is
less because interference with the
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(11)
Due to the presents of a positive dihedral in the wing, When an aircraft rolls,

a) the lower wing presents a shorter span as seen from the direction of the approaching air, and the
lower wing has reduced angle of attack and hence the effect is to destabilize the aircraft .
b) the lower wing presents a shorter span as seen from the direction of the approaching air, and the
lower wing has increased angle of attack but the net effect is to roll the aircraft back towards the
horizontal stable position.
c) the lower wing presents a larger span as seen from the direction of the approaching air, and the
lower wing has reduced angle of attack but the net effect is to roll the aircraft back towards the
horizontal stable position.
d) the lower wing presents a larger span as seen from the direction of the approaching air, and the
lower wing has increased angle of attack and hence the effect is to roll the aircraft back towards
the horizontal stable position.

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(12)

## In rocket testing, air with k=1.4 flows

through a frictionless channel. The speed
of the air increases in the direction of the
flow. At the nozzle entry, the static
temperature is 323 deg K, the static
pressure is 2.06785 bar and the mean
speed is 150 m/s. At the exit (throat
operating at chocking Condition), the
specific impulse is,
a) 34 s
b) 28 s
c) 22 s
d) 18 s
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(13)
With respect to the following Newton's
cannonball Fig, match the table in the
next page

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1 The cannonball is fired with sufficient velocity and the
ball enters into circumnavigating orbit.
2 The firing velocity is higher than circumnavigational
velocity.
3 The cannon fires its ball with a low initial velocity

## 5 The firing velocity is high but not sufficient to make

successful orbot
a) A4, B5,C1,D2,E3
b) A3, B1,C5,D2,E4
c) A3, B5,C1,D2,E4
d) A3, B2,C1,D5,E4
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## In the 200 km circular "parking" orbit,

the orbital and escape velocity is
a) 5500, 10800 m/s
b) 7784,11009m/s
c) 8200, 12287 m/s
d) 8324, 11147 m/s

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(15)

## ABCD is a rectangular element in which AB

= 0.6 cm and BC=0.3cm. The following
velocities are measured 36 m/s along AB,
21 m/s along BC, 38 m/s along DC and 20
m/s along AD. the circulation round the
element, taking CW as positive, in cm2/s,
a) + 45 b) – 45 c) +90 d) -90

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## Find the wrong statement

a) Helmholtz’s first theorem states that
the strength of a vortex filament is
constant along its length.
b) Helmholtz’s second theorem states
that a vortex filament cannot end in
a fluid; it must extend to the
boundaries of the fluid or form a
closed path
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c) Helmholtz’s third theorem states
(17)

The slat is
a) a spanwise channel cut through the
wing just behind the leading edge to
make airto flow more smoothly over
the upper surface while at a high
angle of attack
b) a small aerofoil shaped device
attached just in front of the wing
leading edge to properly direct the
airflow at the front of the wing 2727
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LAMINAR SUBLAYER is a
a) Thin layer of solid in the vicinity of
the interface where turbulent
fluctuations of solid are damped
b) very thin layer of the fluid where
turbulent fluctuations are damped.
c) very thin layer of the fluid near the
outer boundary layer edge where
turbulent fluctuations are damped
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(19)

## In a supersonic flow, a sphere encounters

a
a) Normal shock wave
b) Oblique shock wave
c) Bow shock wave
d) Expansion wave

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## The limitation of Airy’s Stress function

does not include:
a) It is applicable only to plane strain
or plane stress problem
b) It can only be used if the body force
has a special form, in which body
forces are a derivative of a scalar
function of positions.
c) It is approach works best for
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problems where a solid is subjected to
Qns 21 – 40 Carry 2 Marks
Each

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(21)

## If the supersonic flow with M 1 = 2.2,

encounters a NSW, the % increase in
density,

a) 95
b)125
c) 155
d)195
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## If the supersonic flow with M 1 = 2,

encounters a NSW and its temperature
becomes 450K after passing through
the NSW, the initial temperature, in K,
is
a) 125
b) 225
c) 267
d) 375
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(23)

## Wave drag reduction method includes,

a) Use of subcritical airfoil
b) Use of a swept wing
c) Use of boundrty layer blowing
d) Use of diehedral wing

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Common Data for Qn 24
and 25
If Airy’s stress function is given as

(24)
Then the normal stress in x and y direction is given
as
a) Cx+Dy and Ax + By
b) Cx-Dy and Ax - By
c) Dx+Cy and Bx + Ay
d) Cxy+Dy and Ax + Byx
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(25)

## The shear stress is

a) (Bx + Cy)
b)-Bx + Cy
c) Bx - Cy
d) –(Bx + Cy)

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Common Data for Qn 26
and 27
A uniform, thin-walled, cantilever beam of closed
rectangular cross-section has the dimensions shown
in Fig. The shear modulus G of the top and bottom
covers of the beam is 18 000N/mm2 while that of
the vertical webs is 26 000N/mm2.
The beam is
subjected to a
uniformly distributed
torque of 20Nm/mm
along its length.

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(26)

## The maximum shear stress, in MPa,

according to the Bred–Batho theory of
torsion.
a) 23
b) 83
c) 92
d) 98

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## The angular twist in deg at the free end,

a) 0.55
b) 1.10
c) 1.46
d) 2.18

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Common Data for Qn 28,
29, and 30
A rod is subjected to 10 kN of axial

(28)

Stress Theory
a) 12.4 mm
b) 12.7 mm
c) 13.4 mm
d) 14.6 mm

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Theory
a) 12.4 mm
b) 12.7 mm
c) 13.4 mm
d) 14.6 mm

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## Dia of rod acc to Max. Principal Strain

Theory
a) 12.4 mm
b) 12.7 mm
c) 13.4 mm
d) 14.6 mm

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Common Data for Qn 31,
and (32)
A disc is mounted on the shaft of 1.5m
material with G=83 Gpa.When it si
rotated by 8 deg, it is found to have a
time period of oscillation as 2.3 sec

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(31)

a) 1.13
b) 2.73
c) 3.81
d) 4.11

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## The moment of inertia of the disc, in

kg-m2
a) 18
b) 29
c) 32
d) 48

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Common Data for Qn 33 to
35
A centrifugal flow compressor has a
total pressure ratio of 4:1. The inlet
eye to the compressor impeller is
30cm in diameter. The axial velocity
is 130 m/s and the mass flow 10kg
of air per sec. The velocity in the
delivery duct of the compressor is
115 m/s. The tip speed of the
impeller is 450m/s and runs at
16000 rpm with total isentropic as
78% and pressure co-efficient of
0.72. The ambient conditions are
1.03 kgf/cm2 and 15°C. Calculate 4747
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(33)

## the static pressure (kPa) and

temperature (K) at the inlet

a) 80, 220
b) 90, 210
c) 90, 280
d) 100, 320

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(34)

are
a) 25, 38
b) 29, 42
c) 32, 46
d) 48, 26

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(35)

## The mach no at the inlet

a) 0.63
b) 0.71
c) 0.84
d) 0.88

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Common Data for Qn 36 to
37
A jet aircraft is flying at an altitude of
4900 m (density=0.0.748 kg/m3),
ambient pressure is 55 kPa and
temperature is 255K. The velocity of
the AC is 792 kmph. The pressure ratio
across the compressor is 5. Take max
temperature 1200K

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## The temperature and pressure at the

exit of the turbine are
a) 880 K and 180 kPa
b) 980 K and 190 kPa
c) 1040 K and 225kPa
d) 1100 K and 250kPa

(36)

## Determine the velocity (relative to the

AC) of the jet leaving the engine.

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(37)

## The velocity (relative to the AC) of the

jet leaving the engine.
a) 770 m/s
b) 832 m/s
c) 928 m/s
d) 988 m/s

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pc = 7000000Pa
pa = 102000Pa (Sea level)
Tc = 2700K
Common m&= 3kg/ s
Data for R = 285J / kg − K
the γ = 1.22
Operating
Rocket are
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a) 1825 m/s
b) 1945 m/s
c) 2055 m/s
d) 2130 m/s

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a) 725 m/s
b) 850 m/s
c) 920 m/s
d) 990 m/s

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40

## The exit Mach No and the expansion

ratio
a) 4.2, 10.4
b) 3.2, 8.6
c) 2.4, 6.8
d) 1.8, 8.6

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Qns 41 – 50 carry 4 Marks
Each

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Common Data for Qn 41,
42, and (43)
A single stage turbine has been designed for
following parameters:

## Inlet temperature : 1000K

Axial velocity : 260 m/s
Mean Blade speed : 360 m/s
Nozzle outlet angle : 65°
Stage swirl angle : 10°
(41)

a) 37 and 57
c) 17 and 37
d) 17 and 57
e) 37 and 17

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## The degree of reaction and

temperature drop coeff
a) 0.50, 1.67
b) 0.29, 1.67
c) 0.35, 1.16
d) 0.50, 1.16

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(43)

## The flow coeff and the specific work

output are
a) 0.35, 110 kJ/kg
b) 0.41, 176 kJ/kg
c) 0.53, 200 kJ/kg
d) 0.72, 217 kJ/kg

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Common Data for 44, 45, 46
At a certain operating condition, the mid radius velocity
triangle for an axial flow compressor are shown in Fig. (in Next
Page) . The stagnation pressure and temperature at inlet are
185 kPa and 340K. Take T01 = 340 K , Po1 = 185 kPa. The mid
radius pressure coeff. Is given by

(p 2 − p1 )
Cp =
1
ρ1w 12

2
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w2
10

w1

U=150 m/s

C2

35
C1

85

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## The work in kJ per kg and overall

pressure ratio are
a) 10, 1.11
b) 16 , 1.17
c) 21, 1.19
d) 26, 1.22

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## The static pressure (kPa) and

temperature (K) at the outlet are
a) 110, 98 K
b) 180, 320K
c) 190, 320K
d) 190, 340K

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## The pressure coeff is

a) 0.25
b) 0.50
c) 0.65
d) 0.75

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If Ixx = 16 a3t/3,
Iyy=53a3t/24 and
Ixy= -a3t, for the
section shown,
then x distance of
the shear centre S
with respect to the
intersection of the
web and lower
flange of the thin-
walled
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section as in 6969
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If Ixx = 16 a3t/3,
Iyy=53a3t/24 and
Ixy= -a3t, for the
section shown,
then y distance of
the shear centre S
with respect to the
intersection of the
web and lower
flange of the thin-
walled
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section as in 7070
Data for Qn 49 and 50

## A machine of mass 25 kg is placed on

an elastic foundation and a sinusoidal
force of 25 N is applied. The max
steady state amplitude is found to be
1.3mm, and the time period is 0.22s,

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a) 34
b) 42
c) 56
d) 67

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(50)

## The equivalent stiffness, in kN/m2

a) 8
b) 18
c) 22
d) 28

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