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Ques1 Two blocks with masses M and m are in contact with each other and are resting
on a horizontal frictionless floor. When horizontal force is applied to the heavier, the
blocks accelerate to the right. The force between the two blocks are

The centrifugal tension in belts: The centrifugal tension in belts does not effect
the power transmission
If a number of forces act on a rigid body, each force may be replaced bv an
equal and parallel force acting through a fixed point, together with a couple.
For the rigid body to be in equilibrium:
Both resultant force and couple must be zero. A body that is currently stationary will
remain stationary if the resultant force and resultant moment are zero for all the forces
and couples applied on it. It is derived from Newtons third law.
The symmetry of stress tensor at a point in the body under equilibrium is
obtained from
Symmetry of stress tensor means

and this is only possible under moment equilibrium equations

The ratio of Static Friction to Dynamic friction is always >1
Both static and kinetic coefficients of friction depend on the pair of surfaces in
contact for a given pair of surfaces, the coefficient of static friction is usually
larger than that of kinetic friction in some sets the two coefficients are equal, such
as teflon-on-teflon.
Which is correct in case of flywheel?
Flywheel is rotating mechanical device which stores rotational energy that has
inertia which resist changes in rotational speed. In this the amount of energy
stored is proportional to square of rotational speed. Flywheel releases stored
energy by applying torque to mechanical load and decreases rotational speed.
It is an inertial energy-storage device.
It absorbs mechanical energy and serves as reservoir
It smoothen out variations in speed of shaft caused by torque fluctuations.
Addendum Gear
(Q) Instantaneous centre of velocity Linkage
(R) Section modulus Beam
(S) Prime circle Cam
What will be the transmission ratio of gear train?
When the same direction of rotation is required for both the driver and the
follower, an idler wheel is used. Transmission or movement ratio can be
expressed as M = ND / NF = NF / ND
M = movement ratio
ND = revolutions of driver (rpm)
NF = revolutions of follower (rpm)
TF = number of teeth on follower
TD = number of teeth on driver

The Crowning of the flat pulley is generally done:

The Crowning of the flat pulley is generally done To prevent the belt from running

off the pulley.

Rack & pinion gears are used to convert rotational motion into translation
Internal gears are manufactured by shaping process with pinion cutter
Vibration damping in machinery is best achieved by means of base
structures made of which one of the following material?
Grey cast iron have excellent damping capacity due to more internal
discontinuities which favour fast dissipation of vibrational energy
Advantages of powder metallurgy: 1. Extreme purity product.
2. Low labour cost.
Equipments used in powder metallurgy are very costly hence not economical for
small scale production.
Which one of the following is an inventory system that keeps a running
record of the amount in storage and replenishes the stock when it drops to a
certain level by ordering a fixed quantity?
ECQ is an inventory system that keeps a running record of the amount in
storage and replenishes the stock when it drops to a certain level by
ordering a fixed quality.

The expression gives the measure of work during

This expression is work done during a quasi-equilibrium expansion or

compression process of a closed system. So, it is the measure of work
during non-flow (i.e., closed system) reversible (quasi-equilibrium) process.
The Mach number is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow
velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.

U is the local flow velocity with respect to the boundaries C is the speed of sound
in the medium.
The speed of Mach is 1 equal to the speed of sound. Therefore, Mach is 0.65
about 65% of the speed of sound (Subsonic), and Mach 1.35 is about 35% faster
than the speed of sound (Supersonic).

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Only one assignment in one row or column.
Two infinite parallel plates are placed at a certain distance apart. An infinite
radiation shield is inserted between the plates without touching any of them
to reduce heat exchange between the plates. Assume that the emissivities of
plates and radiation shield are equal. The ratio of the net heat exchange
between the plates with and without the shield is
We know that the ratio of net heat exchange is given by,

From the question we know that n= 1

Cast iron is brittle and hence its elastic limit and breaking limit are
approximately same.
Hydraulic jump is a natural phenomenon that occurs whenever flow chages from
supercritical to subcritical to subcritical flow.
In this transition, the water surface rises abruptly, surface rollers are formed,
intense mixing occurs, air is entrained, and often a large amount of energy is
In other words, a hydraulic jump happens when a higher velocity. ,
supercritical flow upstream is met by a subcritical downstream flow with a
decreased velocity, and sufficient depth.
During ultrasonic machining, the metal removal is achieved by
hammering action of abrasive particles

The non-traditional machining process that essentially requires vacuum is

electron- beam machining, vacuum conditions are created /required for material
removal, because electrons move efficiently in vacuum

During chemical dehumidification process of air

chemical dehumidification increase dry bulb temperature & decreases specific
correct formula for measuring critical axial concentric load which causes
column to point of collapse?
Pcr = 2 EI / L2
Euler analysis applies to slender columns only. Excessive loading results in large
elastic deformations which consequently change the geometry of the column and
lead to its collapse. Collapse in such cases will probably due to combination of
buckling and plastic action. It is noted that for very short columns, yield stress can
be used and for slightly longer Euler formula gives stress above yield stress.

The three way catalytic converter cannot control which one of the following?
PM Emission
Inside catalytic converter, a catalyst stimulates a chemical in which toxious by
product of combustion carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbon and oxides of
nitrogen are converted to loss toxic or inert substance
The change in the volume per Unit volume occurs when normal stresses are
applied on an element of isotropic material is called as
Bulk modulus of material also known as the modulus of compression
This process is one in which there is only work interaction between the system and the
surroundings Adiabatic Process
In thermodynamics , a quasi-static process is a thermodynamic process that
happens slowly enough for the system to remain in internal equilibrium . An
example of this is quasi-static compression, where the volume of a system
changes at a rate slow enough to allow the pressure to remain uniform and
constant throughout the system.
Any reversible process is necessarily a quasi-static one


Thermodynamics - the science that is concerned with energy, particularly energy-in-

transit in the forms of heat and work, and those properties of systems that are related to

Energy the ability to do work. All energy is relative! Energy-in-transit is not relative.

Three kinds of energy:

(1) potential - energy due to relative position,

(2) kinetic - energy due to relative velocity,

(3) internal - the sum of all potential and kinetic energies of constituent parts [atoms,
molecules, etc.] of a system.

Two kinds of energy-in-transit:

(1) heat energy transferred between system and surroundings because of a temperature
difference, or gradient.

(2) work - energy transferred between system and surroundings because of a pressure
difference, or gradient.

Thermodynamic System just the thing that we are talking about! Everything else is called
the surroundings. The sum of the system and the surroundings is the universe.

Three kinds of systems:

(1) closed system a fixed quantity of material; energy can cross the system boundaries but
mass can not.

(2) open system a particular region of space; both mass and energy may cross the system

(3) isolated system (not an important concept) neither energy nor mass may cross the system

In elementary thermodynamics all systems consist only of atoms and molecules where the net
electric charge of the system is zero. In addition, all electrical and magnetic and surface forces
are generally neglected.

Thermodynamic Materials - Systems composed of atoms and molecules are called materials.

Two kinds of materials:

(1) pure materials - composed of only one molecular species, and

(2) mixtures - composed of two or more molecular species.

ideal mixtures - mixtures where the volume and enthalpy of the mixture are simply the sums of
the volumes and enthalpies of the pure components at the temperature and pressure of the
mixture. Elementary thermodynamics deals only with ideal mixtures. Advanced
thermodynamics is concerned with non-ideal mixtures, in phase equilibrium and reaction

Four basic concepts of materials:

(1) Quantity

(a) mass (or weight in a known gravitational field)

(b) number of objects (one gram mole = 6.025 x 10^23 objects)

mean-molar-mass (molecular weight or atomic weight) is the mass of one mole of a particular
collection of objects, and is the constant which allow conversion between these two measures
of quantity.

(2) Composition of a mixture

(a) fraction - quantity of a particular species per unit quantity of the mixture.

(b) concentration - quantity of a particular species per unit volume of the mixture.

(3) Phase - a homogeneous quantity of material, characterized throughout by a single set of

thermodynamic properties.

(a) solids - materials which are capable of resisting shear stresses.

(b) fluids - materials which exhibit continuous deformation under shear stress.

(c) liquids - fluids which can conform to their containers without occupying them

(d) gases - fluids which conform to and completely occupy their containers.

(e) vapors - gases at temperatures less than their critical temperature.

quality - ratio of quantity of vapor to the total quantity of material [vapor & liquid] or [vapor &
solid] in a system.

(4) State - defined by the properties of a material.


(a) subcooled liquid (or compressed liquid) - a liquid at a temperature below its saturation
temperature or at a pressure above its saturation pressure.

(b) superheated vapor - a vapor at a temperature above its saturation temperature or at a

pressure below its saturation pressure.

(c) saturated - if two or more phases exist within a system at equilibrium, the system is said
to be saturated and all phases present are saturated. In particular, if vapor and liquid phases
are both present within a system, the vapor is said to be saturated vapor and the liquid is said
to be saturated liquid. Similarly, if two liquid phases exist within a system at equilibrium, both
liquid phases are saturated.

saturation pressure (or vapor pressure) - the pressure at which a phase change will take place
at a given temperature.

saturation temperature - the temperature at which a phase change will take place at a given

critical point - that state of a saturated system where the liquid and vapor phases become
indistinguishable. The properties of a material at its critical point are the same for both vapor
and liquid phases.

equilibrium - the condition of a system in which no net change in the properties of the system
occur with time. A closed system is usually implied.

[steady state - no accumulations of matter or energy occur within the system. An open system
is implied.]

Thermodynamic Properties - any quantity that depends only on the state of a material and is
independent of the process by which a material arrives at a given state.

Properties of a System - the average or homogeneous properties of a system at equilibrium.

Two kinds of properties:

(1) intensive - independent of the quantity of material [T, P, Cp and Cv], and all specific and
molar properties.

(2) extensive - directly proportional to the quantity of material [V, S, U, H, etc.].

Pseudointensive properties - extensive properties expressed per unit quantity of material [v, s,
u, h, etc.].

Five basic thermodynamic properties:


(1) temperature [T] (thermal potential) - a measure of the relative hotness or coldness of a

(2) pressure [P] (mechanical potential) - the normal (perpendicular) component of force per unit

(3) volume [V] (mechanical displacement) - the quantity of space possessed by a material.

(4) entropy [S] (thermal displacement) - the quantity of disorder possessed by a material.

(5) internal energy [U] - the energy of a material which is due to the kinetic and potential
energies of its constituent parts (atoms and molecules, usually).

Two secondary thermodynamic properties:

(1) enthalpy [H] - internal energy plus the pressure-volume product.

(2) heat capacity [Cp or Cv] (specific heat) - the amount of energy required to increase the
temperature of one unit quantity of material by one degree, under specific conditions.

(a) constant pressure Cp = dh/dT

(b) constant volume Cv = du/dT

Unlike gases, liquids and solids are nearly incompressible, and it is almost impossible to
change their temperature while holding their volumes constant. The specific heats of liquids
and solids almost always imply their constant pressure heat capacity (usually on a unit mass
basis), so that, in general, for liquids and solids we used Cp.

Gibbs Phase Rule: F = 2 + Ns - Np

F - degrees of freedom of the system = the number of independent,

intensive thermodynamic variables (properties or compositions) which

must be specified to fix the intensive state of the system,

Ns - number of molecular species within the system, and

Np - the number of phases within the system.

The thermodynamic variables specified as degrees of freedom are normally temperature,

pressure and compositions (mole fractions) of the phases. Note that only [Ns - 1] compositions
of each phase are independent. To fix the extensive state of the system, an
additional extensive variable must be specified (i.e. total moles of the system).

Thermodynamic Processes and Cycles


thermodynamic process - the path of succession of states through which the system passes in
moving from an initial state to a final state.

polytropic process - a thermodynamic process for which [PVn] is constant. These processes
are usually associated only to systems for which the ideal gas assumption holds.

Four special polytropic processes:

(1) isobaric - - - - - - - constant pressure [n = 0]

(2) isothermal - - - - - - constant temperature[n = 1]

(3) isentropic - - - - - - constant entropy [n = gamma,(Cp/Cv)]

(4) isochoric (isometric) - constant volume [n = infinity]

Two other important processes:

(1) adiabatic - no heat transfer.

(2) isenthalpic - constant enthalpy. This is the same as isothermal for an ideal gas system.

reversible process an idealized process in which the deviation from thermodynamic

equilibrium is infinitesimal at any particular instant during the process. All of the states through
which a system passes during a reversible process may be considered to be equilibrium
states. This is an idealized situation that would require infinite time and/or equipment size to be
realized. The concept of a reversible process serves to set a maximum for the efficiency of a
given process. Note that an isentropic process is an adiabatic-reversible process, so that
real isentropic processes are not possible.

thermodynamic cycle - a process for which the final and initial states are the same.

Four common idealized thermodynamic cycles:

(1) Carnot cycle - isothermal and isentropic compressions followed by isothermal and
isentropic expansions.

(2) Rankine cycle - isobaric and isentropic compressions followed by isobaric and isentropic

(3) Otto cycle - isentropic and isochoric compressions followed by isentropic and
isochoric expansions.

(4) Diesel cycle - isentropic compression followed by isobaric, isentropic and isochoric

Thermodynamic Laws

A physical law is a simple statement of an observable physical phenomenon that has no

underlying, more-basic reason for being except that the most accurate observations have
always proved it to be true.

Laws of Thermodynamics

Zeroth: Two bodies in thermal equilibrium with a third body are in thermal equilibrium with each
other. (This ?Law? simply states that thermometers work.)

First: A Simple Statement: Heat and work are both forms of energy in transit, and energy is
always conserved. or

A Classical Statement: During any cyclic process on a closed system the cyclic integral of
heat is always equal to the cyclic integral of work.

Second: Simple Statement #1: Spontaneous fluxes always take place down their
corresponding potential gradients. or

Simple Statement #2: Heat and work are both forms of energy in transit, but they are not
qualitatively equal forms of energy because work can always be converted entirely into heat,
but heat can never be converted entirely into work. or

Kelvin-Plank Statement: It is impossible to construct a device which operates in a cycle

and produces no effect other than the raising of a weight and the exchange of heat with a single
reservoir. or

Clausius Statement: It is impossible to construct a device which operates in a cycle and

produces no effect other than the transfer of heat from a cooler body to a hotter body.

Albert Einstein considered the Second Law of Thermodynamics to be the only real physical

Third: The absolute entropy of a pure, crystalline material at a temperature of absolute zero is
zero. (This ?Law? is the second half of the definition of entropy.)

Other Laws of Importance in Thermodynamics

Conservation of Matter: Matter can be neither created nor destroyed but only changed from
one form to another. Note that Albert Einstein showed that matter could be destroyed by
converting it into energy.

Joule's ?Law?: The internal energy of an ideal gas is a function of temperature only.

Avagadro's ?Law?: Equal volumes of different ideal gases at the same temperature and
pressure contain the same number of molecules.