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B.M. at C,
MCV = RAV 150 = 2296 150 = 344 400 N-mm
B.M. at D,
MDV = RBV 100 = 574 100 = 57 400 N-mm
The B.M. diagram for vertical loading is shown in Fig. 14.8 (e).
Now considering horizontal loading at D. Let RAH and RBH be the reactions at the bearings A and
B respectively. We know that
RAH + RBH = 9550 N
Taking moments about A, we get
RBH 750 = 9550 (750 100) = 9550 650

RBH = 9550 650 / 750 = 8277 N


and
RAH = 9550 8277 = 1273 N
We know that B.M. at A and B,
MAH = MBH = 0
B.M. at C,
MCH = RAH 150 = 1273 150 = 190 950 N-mm
B.M. at D,
MDH = RBH 100 = 8277 100 = 827 700 N-mm
The B.M. diagram for horizontal loading is shown in Fig. 14.8 ( f ).
We know that resultant B.M. at C,
MC =

( M CV ) 2 + ( M CH ) 2 =

(344 400) 2 + (190 950) 2

= 393 790 N-mm


and resultant B.M. at D,
MD =

( M DV ) 2 + ( M DH ) 2 =

(57 400) 2 + (827 700) 2

= 829 690 N-mm


The resultant B.M. diagram is shown in Fig. 14.8 (g). We see that the bending moment is
maximum at D.
Maximum bending moment,
M = MD = 829 690 N-mm
Let
d = Diameter of the shaft.
We know that the equivalent twisting moment,
Te =

M2 + T2 =

(829 690) 2 + (716 103 ) 2 = 1096 103 N-mm

We also know that equivalent twisting moment (Te),

1096 103 =
d3 =
54 d 3 = 10.6 d 3
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16

d 3 = 1096 103/10.6 = 103.4 103


or

d = 47 say 50 mm Ans.

14.12 Shafts Subjected to Fluctuating Loads


In the previous articles we have assumed that the shaft is
subjected to constant torque and bending moment. But in actual
practice, the shafts are subjected to fluctuating torque and
bending moments. In order to design such shafts like line shafts
and counter shafts, the combined shock and fatigue factors
must be taken into account for the computed twisting
moment (T ) and bending moment (M ). Thus for a shaft

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subjected to combined bending and torsion, the equivalent twisting moment,


( K m M ) 2 + ( Kt + T ) 2

Te =
and equivalent bending moment,
Me =

1
2

K M +
m

( K m M ) 2 + ( K t T ) 2

where

Km = Combined shock and fatigue factor for bending, and


Kt = Combined shock and fatigue factor for torsion.
The following table shows the recommended values for Km and Kt.
Table 14.2. Recommended values for K m and K t.
Nature of load

Km

Kt

1. Stationary shafts
(a)

Gradually applied load

1.0

1.0

(b)

Suddenly applied load

1.5 to 2.0

1.5 to 2.0

2. Rotating shafts
(a)

Gradually applied or
steady load

1.5

1.0

(b)

Suddenly applied load

1.5 to 2.0

1.5 to 2.0

2.0 to 3.0

1.5 to 3.0

with minor shocks only


(c)

Suddenly applied load


with heavy shocks

Example 14.12. A mild steel shaft transmits 20 kW at 200 r.p.m. It carries a central load of 900
N and is simply supported between the bearings 2.5 metres apart. Determine the size of the shaft, if
the allowable shear stress is 42 MPa and the maximum tensile or compressive stress is not to exceed
56 MPa. What size of the shaft will be required, if it is subjected to gradually applied loads?
Solution. Given : P = 20 kW = 20 103 W ; N = 200 r.p.m. ; W = 900 N ; L = 2.5 m ;
= 42 MPa = 42 N/mm2 ; b = 56 MPa = 56 N/mm2
Size of the shaft
Let
d = Diameter of the shaft, in mm.
We know that torque transmitted by the shaft,

P 60 20 103 60
=
= 955 N-m = 955 103 N-mm
2 N
2 200
and maximum bending moment of a simply supported shaft carrying a central load,
W L 900 2.5
=
M =
= 562.5 N-m = 562.5 103 N-mm
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We know that the equivalent twisting moment,
T =

M 2 + T 2 = (562.5 103 )2 + (955 103 )2


= 1108 103 N-mm
We also know that equivalent twisting moment (Te),
Te =

d3 =
42 d 3 = 8.25 d 3
16
16
= 1108 103 / 8.25 = 134.3 103 or d = 51.2 mm

1108 103 =

d3

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We know that the equivalent bending moment,


2
2
Me = 12 M + M + T =
=

1
2

1
2

( M + Te )

(562.5 103 + 1108 103 ) = 835.25 103 N-mm

We also know that equivalent bending moment (Me),

b d 3 =
56 d 3 = 5.5 d 3
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d 3 = 835.25 103 / 5.5 = 152 103 or d = 53.4 mm


Taking the larger of the two values, we have
d = 53.4 say 55 mm Ans.
Size of the shaft when subjected to gradually applied load
Let
d = Diameter of the shaft.
From Table 14.2, for rotating shafts with gradually applied loads,
Km = 1.5 and Kt = 1
We know that equivalent twisting moment,

835.25 103 =

( K m M )2 ( Kt T )2

Te =

(1.5 562.5 103 ) 2 + (1 955 103 ) 2 = 1274 103 N-mm

We also know that equivalent twisting moment (Te),

d3 =
42 d 3 = 8.25 d 3
16
16
d 3 = 1274 103 / 8.25 = 154.6 103 or d = 53.6 mm

1274 103 =

We know that the equivalent bending moment,


Me =

1
2

K M +
m

( K m + M ) 2 + ( K t T ) 2 =

1
2

1.5 562.5 103 + 1274 103 = 1059 103 N-mm

1
2

[K m M

+ Te ]

We also know that equivalent bending moment (Me),

b d 3 =
56 d 3 = 5.5 d 3
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d 3 = 1059 103 / 5.5 = 192.5 103 = 57.7 mm

1059 103 =

Taking the larger of the two values, we have


d = 57.7 say 60 mm Ans.
Example 14.13. Design a shaft to transmit power from an electric motor to a lathe head stock
through a pulley by means of a belt drive. The pulley weighs 200 N and is located at 300 mm from the
centre of the bearing. The diameter of the pulley is 200 mm and the maximum power transmitted is
1 kW at 120 r.p.m. The angle of lap of the belt is 180 and coefficient of friction between the belt and
the pulley is 0.3. The shock and fatigue factors for bending and twisting are 1.5 and 2.0 respectively.
The allowable shear stress in the shaft may be taken as 35 MPa.
Solution. Given : W = 200 N ; L = 300 mm ; D = 200 mm or R = 100 mm ;
P = 1 kW = 1000 W ; N = 120 r.p.m. ; = 180 = rad ; = 0.3 ; Km = 1.5 ; Kt = 2 ;
= 35 MPa = 35 N/mm2
The shaft with pulley is shown in Fig. 14.9.