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II B. Tech I Semester, Supplementary Examinations, May 2013
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
(Com to ME, AE, AME, MM)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 75

All Questions carry Equal Marks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. a) Determine the tension in the cables AB and AC necessary to support the 50 kg cylinder
shown in Fig. 1.

b) Determine the magnitude and direction of force F shown in Fig. 2 so that the particle A is in
equilibrium.

2. a) The link shown in Fig. 3 is pin jointed at A and rests against a smooth support at B.
Compute the horizontal and vertical components of the reaction at A.

b) A uniform concrete slab is supported horizontally by means of three parallel cables as shown
in Fig. 4. Determine the tension in each cable.

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100 N-m
B
50 N
0.6 m 1.2 m
0.9 m
A
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F
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y
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8 m
2 m
800
600 N
A
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3. a) Locate the centroid for the rod bent in to the shape of a parabolic arc as shown in Fig. 5.

b) Locate the center of mass of the composite assembly shown in Fig. 6. The conical frustum
has a density of 1000 kg/m
3
and hemisphere has a density of 3000 kg/m
3
. There is a 25 mm
radius cylindrical hole in the center.

4. a) Derive the transfer formula for product of inertia.
b) Determine the moment of inertia of the shaded area shown in Fig. 7 about the x-axis.

5. a) What are the assumptions made in the analysis of trusses?
b) Determine the force in each member of the truss shown in Fig. 8.

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C
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500 N
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6. a) Packages, each having a mass of 3 kg, are delivered from a conveyor to a smooth circular
ramp with a velocity of 1.5 m/s as shown in Fig. 9. If the effective radius of the ramp is 0.6
m, determine the angle at which each package begins to leave the surface.

b) A man weighs 800 N and jumps onto a boat, which is originally at rest. If he has a horizontal
component of velocity of 1.2 m/s just before he enters the boat, determine the weight of the
boat if it has a velocity of 0.6 m/s once the man enters it.

7. a) A roller moves within two conveyor belts, of which top belt moves with at the speed of 10
m/s and bottom one moves at 8 m/s. Determine the linear and angular velocity of the
roller if the diameter of the roller is 60 cm. Fig. 10.

b) The beam BD shown in Fig. 11 is supported by two rods having negligible mass. Determine
the force created in each rod at the instant when =30
o
and = 5 rad/s. The lengths
AB=CD=0.6 m and BD=1 m and center of gravity of the beam is at its mid length.

8. a) State the laws of coulomb friction.
b) Define (i) angle of static friction (ii) angle of kinetic friction (iii) cone of friction
c) Determine the smallest force P required to move the block B if (i) block A is restrained by
the cable CD as shown in Fig. 12 (ii) cable CD is removed. Take coefficients of static and
kinetic friction, respectively, as 0.3 and 0.25 at all surfaces of contact.

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30
0
30
0
A
B
C
D
Fig. 11
225 kg
B
150 kg
A
C D
Fig. 12
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V= 1.5 m/s

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II B. Tech I Semester, Supplementary Examinations,
Time: 3 hours

1. a) Determine the tension in the cables AB and AC ne
shown in Fig. 1.

b) Determine the moment of the force

2. If the cable CED shown in Fig. 3
determine the greatest vertical force that can be a
reactions at the ball and socket joint A.

II B. Tech I Semester, Supplementary Examinations, May 2013
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
(Com to ME, AE, AME, MM)

All Questions carry Equal Marks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
a) Determine the tension in the cables AB and AC necessary to support the 60 kg cylinder

b) Determine the moment of the force F shown in Fig. 2 about the axis AB.
If the cable CED shown in Fig. 3 can sustain a maximum tension of 600 N before it fa
determine the greatest vertical force that can be applied to the boom. Also determine the
reactions at the ball and socket joint A.

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x
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z
300 mm
600 mm
A
B
Fig. 2
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cessary to support the 60 kg cylinder

can sustain a maximum tension of 600 N before it fails,
pplied to the boom. Also determine the

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300 mm
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3. a) Locate the centroid for the shaded area shown in Fi

b) Determine the location x
cone as shown in Fig. 6.

4. a) Determine the product of inertia of

b) If the plate shown in Fig. 8 has a density of 80
determine the mass moment of inertia about an axis
passing through point O. Take r

5. a) State and explain the necessary conditions for d
b) Using the method of section, determine the force
of the K-truss shown in Fig. 9.

2.5 m
5 m
A
B
L
90 kN
Locate the centroid for the shaded area shown in Fig. 5.

x of the centroid of the solid made from a hemisphere, cylinder and

a) Determine the product of inertia of the triangular area with respect to the x

b) If the plate shown in Fig. 8 has a density of 8000 kg/m
3
and a thickness of 12 mm,
determine the mass moment of inertia about an axis directed perpendicular to its plane and
passing through point O. Take r = 120 mm and R=240 mm.
a) State and explain the necessary conditions for determinacy of trusses.
b) Using the method of section, determine the forces induced in the members MD, DJ and DE
truss shown in Fig. 9.
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M
2.5 m
5 m 5 m
B

C
D
K J
90 kN 90 kN 90 kN
5 m
5 m 5 m 5 m I H
90 kN 90 kN
F
E
N

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from a hemisphere, cylinder and

h respect to the x-y axes (Fig.7).
and a thickness of 12 mm,
directed perpendicular to its plane and
s induced in the members MD, DJ and DE

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6. a) A ball B of mass 12 Kg is attached to the end of a rod whose mass is negligible. If the rod is
subjected to a torque of T= 3t
2
+ 5t + 2, where t is in seconds, determine the speed of the
ball when t= 2 sec. The ball has a speed of 2 m/s when t=0. The length of the rod is 1.5 m.
Fig. 10.

b) A block of weight 60 N is released from rest at A and slides down the smooth circular
surface AB. it then continues to slide along the horizontal rough surface until it strikes the
spring. Determine how far it compresses the spring before stopping. The stiffness of the
spring is 100 N/m. Fig. 11.

7. a) The disc B shown in Fig. 12 moves along the radial slot with a constant velocity of 3 m/s
measured relative to the slot in the disc. The disc has a constant angular velocity of 4 rad/s.
Determine the absolute velocity and acceleration of B at the instant shown in the Figure.

b) A solid circular cylinder of mass 20Kg shown in Fig. 13 is subjected to a force of 60 N as
shown. Determine the acceleration of the mass cylinder and the corresponding angular
acceleration. The static and kinetic coefficients of friction between the cylinder and the
horizontal surface are 0.25 and 0.2 respectively.

8. a) A screw jack has a pitch of 12 mm with a mean diameter of thread equal to 45 mm. A lever
of 700 mm long is used to raise a load of 1800 Kg. If the coefficient of friction is 0.1, what
force is necessary when applied normal to the lever at its free end?
b) Two blocks A and B, each having a mass of 6 Kg are connected by the linkage as shown in
Fig. 13. If the coefficient of static friction at the contact surfaces is 0.5, determine the largest
vertical force P that may be applied to pin C of the linkage without causing the blocks to
move. Neglect the weight of the links.

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90
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1 m
Fig. 11
1.5 m
B
M
V
Fig. 10
O.
150 mm
Fig. 12
175 mm
Fig. 13
50 N
30
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II B. Tech I Semester, Supplementary Examinations, May 2013
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
(Com to ME, AE, AME, MM)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 75

All Questions carry Equal Marks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. a) Replace the forces shown in Fig. 1 by a force-couple system at O.

b) A pipe AB of length 8 m has one end fixed at A as shown in Fig. 2. A steel cable is stretched
from B to a point C on the vertical wall. If the tension in the cable is 1000 N, determine the
moment about A of the force exerted by the cable at B.

2. If the rod shown in Fig. 3 is subjected to the 400 N force, determine the reactions at the ball
and socket joint A and the tension in the cables BD and BE.

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3. a) Locate the centroid of the area between the cubic curve and the x-axis shown in Fig. 5.

b) Determine the volume of the circular seal ring generated by revolving the shaded area
(Fig. 6) about the y-axis through an angle of 360 degrees.

4. a) Determine the product of inertia of the triangle shown in Fig. 7 with respect to the x-y axes.

b) Determine the moment of inertia of the homogeneous pyramid of mass m with respect to the
z-axis that is passing through the centroid of its base and its apex. The density of the
material is . Fig. 8.

5. a) Define
i) Determinate truss ii) Stable truss
b) Using the method of sections, determine the axial forces in the members CK, DE and IJ of
the truss shown in Fig. 9.

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A
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C
D
K J
120 kN 120 kN 120 kN
7.5 m
F
E
5 m
G
5 m
120 kN
120 kN
5 m 5 m
I H
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6. a) A barge B weighs 180 kN and supports an automobile of weight 15 kN. If the barge is not
tied to the pier and the automobile is driven one end to the other side of the barge for
unloading, determine how far the barge moves away from the pier. Neglect the resistance of
the water.
b) A ball of mass 420 grams is sliding down a horizontal smooth cylinder of radius 12 cm,
from top point P. determine the reaction exerted by the cylinder on the ball at the angular
position =25
o
as shown in Fig. 10.

7. a) State the principle of work and energy for a rigid body.
b) State the principle of angular impulse and momentum for a particle.
c) A uniform slender bar of mass 60 Kg and length 1.8 m moves with its ends in contact with
smooth surfaces as shown in Fig. 12. Determine the angular acceleration and the normal
reactions at A and B at the instant shown. The rod is initially at rest.

8. a) What is meant by limiting friction? When do you say screw is self locking?
b) The concrete pipe at A rests on top of B and C. If the coefficient of static friction between
the pipes is
s
and at the ground is
sg,
determine their smallest values so that the pipes will
not slip. Each pipe has a radius r and weight W and the angle between the centers as
indicated in Fig. 13 is .

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30
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A

B

Fig. 12

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II B. Tech I Semester, Supplementary Examinations, May 2013
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
(Com to ME, AE, AME, MM)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 75

All Questions carry Equal Marks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. a) A beam AB is subjected to the system of forces shown in Fig. 1. If the equivalent force-
couple system at A is a force of 12 kN acting vertically downwards and a clockwise couple
moment of 50 kN-m, determine the value of F, angle and the point of application of the
force F from A.

b) Determine the magnitude of the moments of the force F =20 i - 40 j + 30 k about the base
line AC of the tripod shown in Fig. 2.

2. a) The lever ABC is pin jointed at A and connected to a short link BD as shown in Fig. 3. If
the weight of the members is negligible, determine the force of the pin on the lever at A.

b) Determine the tension in the cables BD and CD as shown in Fig. 4 and the components of
the reaction at the ball and socket joint at A.

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3. a) Locate the centroid z of the volume segment shown in Fig. 5.

b) State and prove the theorems of pappus.

4. a) Define
i) Product of inertia ii) Mass moment of inertia iii) Radius of gyration
b) Determine the moment of inertia of the ellipsoid with respect to the x-axis and express the
result in terms of the mass m of the ellipsoid. Take density of the material as . (Fig. 7)

5. a) Explain the method of joints for the analysis of trusses.
b) Using the method of section, determine the forces in the members CF and DF of the roof
truss shown in Fig. 9.

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a
b
x
y
Fig. 7
Fig. 9
F
2 m
2 m
2 m 2 m
A
B
E
C
D
1 kN
1 kN
3 kN
1 kN
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6. a) Two equal-length springs having a stiffness of K
A
= 350 N/m and K
B
=250 N/m are nested
together to form a shock absorber. If a 3 Kg block is dropped form an at-rest position 0.8 m
above the top of the springs, determine their deformation when the block momentarily stops.
(Refer Fig. 10)

b) A disc of 2 Kg rests on smooth horizontal surface and is attached to an elastic cord that has a
stiffness of 30 kN/m and is initially unstretched. If the disc is given a velocity of 2 m/s
perpendicular to the cord, determine the rate at which the cord is being stretched and the
speed of the disc at the instant the chord is stretched 0.15 m. The length of the chord is 0.6
m. (Fig. 11)

7. A rod of mass 40 Kg is pin jointed at A and C as shown in Fig. 12. Its angular velocity at the
instant shown in the Fig. 12 is
1
. The spring constant is 800 N/m and the spring has an
undeformed length of 0.6 m. Determine the rods angular velocity at the instant when the angle
made by the rod with the vertical is 90
o
. The length of the rod AB is 1.2 m.

8. a) A ladder of length 9 m and weighing 17 N is placed against a smooth vertical wall with its
lower end 3 m from the wall. The coefficient of friction between the ladder and floor is 0.28.
Examine whether the ladder will remain in equilibrium or not.
b) Determine the force P needed to lift the load of 15 kN as shown in Fig. 13. The coefficient
of static friction between A and C and B and D is 0.3 and that between A and B is 0.4.

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B
15
o
P

15 kN

D

C

Fig. 13

0.8
A
B
Fig. 10 Fig. 11
V=2 m/s
0.6 m
C

30
o
25
o
A

B

Fig. 12

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