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Four masses attached to a shaft and their respective radii of rotation are given as : m 1 = 180 kg m 2 = 300 kg m 3 = 230 kg m 4 = 260 kg r 1 = 0.2 m r 2 = 0.15 m r 3 = 0.25 m r 4 = 0.3 m The angles between successive masses are 45, 75 and 135. Find th

Given : m1 = 180 kg, m2 = 300 kg, m3 = 230 kg, m4 = 260 kg r1 = 0.2 m, r2 = 0.15 m, r3 = 0.25 m, r4 = 0.3 m ϴ1 = 45, ϴ2 = 75, ϴ = 135 The centrifugal forces are given by - m1r1 = 36, m2r2 = 45, m3r3 = 57.5, m4r4 = 78




From vector diagram the resultant force is at 60 to the mass m1 and is represented by ar ar = 12 kg m Therefore mb * rb = 12 kgm Balancing mass mb = 12/0.2 = 60 kg at an angle of 2400 with the direction of m1 mass

Write the procedure for balancing of a single rotating mass by single masses rotating in the same plane.

Procedure :Balancing of a Single Rotating Mass By a Single Mass Rotating in the Same Plane Consider a disturbing mass m1 attached to a shaft rotating at ω rad/s as shown in Fig. Let r1 be the radius of rotation of the mass m1 (i.e. distance between the axis of rotation of the shaft and the centre of gravity of the mass m1). We know that the centrifugal force exerted by the mass m1 on the shaft, FCl= m1.ω2 . r1 . . . (i) This centrifugal force acts radially outwards and thus produces bending moment on the shaft.

Why is balancing of rotating parts necessary for high speed engines ?

Reasons for balancing of rotating elements of machine: The balancing of the moving parts both rotating and reciprocating of such machine is having greater importance. Because, if these parts are not balanced properly then the unbalanced dynamic forces can cause serious consequences, which are harmful to the life of the machinery itself, the human beings and all the property around them. These unbalanced forces not only increase the load on the bearings and stresses in various members, but also produces unpleasant and dangerous vibrations in them.

Explain the process of balancing of single rotating mass by a single mass rotating in the same plane.

m = Mass attached to shafts,

r = Distance of CG from axis of rotation.

Consider mass ‘m’ is attached to rotating shaft at a radius are then the centrifugal force exerted by mass ‘M’ on the shaft is

Fc = Mw2R Where,

W = Angular velocity of shaft

R = Distance of CG from axis of rotation

M = Mass attached to shaft.


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