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ME 322

Machine Elements 2

MIDTERM EXAM
Instructions: Choose the letter of your choice. NO ERASURES! No credit for items with erasures.
Three (3) points each for elements. Five (5) points each points for problems .

1. It is the circle on gear that corresponds to the contact surface of the friction wheel. 16. An internal gear is set up with a 5-in diameter pinion and center distance of 18
How do you call this circle? inches. Find the diameter of the internal gear.
a. Pitch circle b. Addendum circle b. Base circle d. Dedendum circle a. 36” b. 21.5” c. 26” d. 41”

2. It is the circle drawn through the top of the gear tooth; its center is at the gear 17. The surface of the tooth between the pitch cylinder and the addendum cylinder is
center. What is this circle? said to be:
a. Pitch circle b. Addendum circle c. Base circle d. Dedendum circle a. Tooth face b. Chordal thickness c. Tooth space d. Face width

3. A 36-tooth pinion turning at 300 rpm drives 120-tooth gear of 14.5° involute full 18. The surface of the tooth between the pitch and root cylinders is said to be:
depth pressure angle. Determine the rpm of the driven gear. a. Circular thickness b. Tooth flank c. Tooth space d. Face width
a. 60 rpm b. 45 rpm c. 75 rpm d. 90 rpm
19. The surface of the top of the tooth of a gear is known as:
4. What is the radial distance from the pitch circle to the addendum circle of a spur a. Top land b. Bottom land c. Tooth space d. Face width
gear?
a. Addendum b. Dedendum c. Clearance d. Space width 20. A machinist made two 8 diametral pitch spur gear to be mounted on a center
distance of 16 inches with speed ratio of 7 to 9. The number of teeth in each gear are:
5. This circle is drawn through the bottom of the gear tooth; its center is at the gear a. 100 teeth and 78 teeth c. 120 teeth and 93 teeth
center. What do you call this circle? b. 144 teeth and 112 teeth d. 150 teeth and 117 teeth
a. Pitch circle b. Addendum circle c. Base circle d. Dedendum circle
21. It is the number of teeth per inch of the pitch diameter. This is also a number or
6. If two parallel shafts are connected by cylinder in pure rolling contact and turning parameter used to determine the sizes of gears in the English system.
in the same direction, and having a speed ratio of 2.75, what is the center distance of a. circular thickness b. Diametral pitch c. Circular pitch d. Module
the two shafts assuming that the diameter of the smaller cylinder is 22 cm?
a. 18.25 cm b. 19.25 cm c. 20.25 cm d. 17.25 cm 22. The ratio of the pitch diameter to the number of teeth; it is a number used to
determine and specify gear sizes in the metric system.
7. The largest circle centered at the gear center, which is not penetrated by the teeth a. circular thickness b. Diametral pitch c. Circular pitch d. Module
of the mating gear. It is a circle tangent to the addendum circle of the mating gear.
What is this circle? 23. A 20° straight tooth bevel pinion having 14 teeth and diametral pitch of 6
a. Pitch circle b. Addendum circle c. Clearance circle d. Dedendum circle tooth/inch drives a 42 tooth gear. The two shafts are at right angles in the same
plane. Find the pitch angle of the pinion.
8. This radial distance in a gear is measured between the addendum and dedendum a. 18.4° b. 20° c. 14.5° d. 20.5°
circle, and is the sum of the addendum and the dedendum? How do you call this
distance? 24. It is the radius that connects the root circle to the profile of the tooth.
a. Addendum b. Whole depth c. Working depth d. Space width a. tooth radius b. profile radius c. fillet radius d. circle radius

9. What is the angle between the line drawn from the pitch point perpendicular to 25. For two externally meshing gears, which of the following is INCORRECT?
the line of centers and the line drawn from the pitch point to the point where a pair a. The same direction of rotation c. The same diametral pitch
of teeth of gears is in contact? b. The same circular pitch d. The same addendum
a. Pressure angle b. Angle of approach c. Lead angle d. Helix angle
26. A 20 ° involute spur gear has a tooth whole depth of 16.95 mm. a tooth thickness
10. A pair of gear/pinion of 42 tooth and 18 tooth with a diametral pitch 0f 0.7874 of 13.2 mm, and a diametral pitch of 3 teeth/inch. Determine the circular pitch of the
teeth/cm and the addendum is 0.8/p and dedendum 1/p. The gear pressure angle of gear?
20°. Compute the center distance of the pair of gears in meters. a. 26.6 mm b. 16.6 mm c. 25.6 mm d. 24.6
a. 0.5026 m b. 0.3426 m c. 0.3516 m d. 0.3810 m mm

11. How do you call the circle from which an involute tooth of a spur gear is 27. These are gears with teeth formed on conical surfaces and are used mostly for
generated or developed? transmitting motion between intersecting shaft. How do you call this gears?
a. Pitch circle b. Addendum circle c. Base circle d. Dedendum circle a. Spur gears b. Helical gears c. Bevel gears d. Worm gears

12. This is the width of the tooth measured along the pitch circle. How do you call this 28. It is the difference between the tooth space and the tooth thickness, as measured
tooth width of a gear? along the pitch circle. Theoretically, this should be zero, but in actual practice some of
a. Circular thickness b. Chordal thickness c. Tooth space d. Face width this must be allowed to prevent jamming of the teeth due to tooth errors and thermal
expansion.
13. Compute the circular pitch, in inch, for a pair of gears having a ratio of 4 and a a. tooth thickness b. space width c. backlash d. tooth space
center distance of 10.23. The gear has 72 teeth and pinion has 18 teeth.
a. 0.8095 b. 0.7825 c. 0.8035 d. 0.8085

14. The space between teeth measured along the pitch circle is called:
a. Circular thickness b. Chordal thickness c. Tooth space d. Face width

15. The length of teeth in an axial direction is called as:


a. Circular thickness b. Chordal thickness c. Tooth space d. Face width