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Examination: 2017 SUMMER
Que.No Marks
Q 1 a )

2

Question:

Define inversion with example.


Answer:

When one of the links is fixed in a kinematic chain, it is called a mechanism. So we can obtain as many mechanisms as the number of links in a kinematic chain by fixing, in turn, different links in a kinematic chain. This method of obtaining different mechanisms by fixing different links in a kinematic chain is known as inversion of the mechanism.

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Q 1 b )

2

Question:

List the inversions for double slider crank mechanism.​


Answer:

Inversions of Double Slider Crank Chain :

1. Elliptical trammels.

2. Scotch yoke mechanism.

3. Oldham’s coupling.

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Q 1 c )

2

Question:

Define sliding pair with example.


Answer:

Sliding pair :

When the two elements of a pair are connected in such a way that one can only slide relative to the other, the pair is known as a sliding pair. The piston and cylinder, cross-head and guides of a reciprocating steam engine, ram and its guides in shaper, tail stock on the lathe bed etc. are the examples of a sliding pair. A little consideration will show that a sliding pair has a completely constrained motion.

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Q 2 a )

4

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Draw a neat sketch and explain working of beam engine.


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Q 3 a )

4

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Differentiate between mechanism and machine.


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Q 3 b )

4

Question:

Explain the working of Whitworth quick return mechanism.


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Q 4 a )

4

Question:

Explain the working of freewheel mechanism of bicycle with sketch.


Answer:

A freewheel mechanism on a bicycle allows the rear wheel to turn faster than the pedals. If there is no freewheel on a bicycle, a simple ride could be exhausting, because one could never stop pumping the pedals. And going downhill would be downright dangerous, because the pedals would turn on their own, faster than one could keep up with them.

Power Train of a bicycle: The power train of a simple bicycle consists of a pair of pedals, two sprockets and a chain. The pedals are affixed to one sprocket — the front sprocket, which is mounted to the bike below the seat. The second sprocket is connected to the hub of the rear wheel. The chain connects the two sprockets. When you turn the pedals, the front sprocket turns. The chain transfers that rotation to the rear sprocket, which turns the rear wheel, and the bicycle moves forward. The faster you turn the pedals, the faster the rear wheel goes, and the faster the bike goes.

Coasting: At some point — when going downhill, for instance — speed is high enough so that the rear wheel is turning faster than the pedals. That's when coasting: we stop working the pedals and let the bike's momentum keep moving forward. It's the freewheel that makes this possible. On a bicycle, instead of being affixed to the wheel, the rear sprocket is mounted on a freewheel mechanism, which is either built into the hub of the wheel — a "freehub" — or attached to the hub, making it a true freewheel.

Now when you have to move forward, the pawl acts like a hook and gets locked with the teeth - called ratchet and transmits the torque. The complete mechanism is called ratchet and pawl mechanism.

But when you reverse pedal, it falls back and becomes "free". A spring prevents it from falling permanently. This is the reason why you hear the distinct "click-click" sound when you reverse pedal. Also, there are multiple "pawls" placed along the circumference too.

 

 

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Q 6 a )

4

Question:

Draw a neat sketch of Oldham’s coupling and explain the working of it.


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Examination: 2016 SUMMER
Que.No Marks
Q 1a)(i)

2

Question:

Enlist the types of constrained motion. Draw a label sketch of any one


Answer:

Types of constrained motion:
(i)Completely constrained motion.
(ii)Incompletely constrained motion.
(iii)Successfully constrained motion.

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Q 1b)(i)

4

Question:

State inversions of double slider crank chain. Explain Oldham's coupling with neat sketch


Answer:

Inversions of double slider crank chain:
i.Scotch Yoke mechanism.
ii.Oldham’s coupling.
iii. Elliptical trammel.

Oldham’s coupling:
An Oldham’s coupling is used for connecting two parallel shafts whose axes are at a
small distance apart. The shafts are coupled in such a way that if one shaft rotates, the other shaft
also rotates at the same speed. This inversion is obtained by fixing the link 2, as shown in Fig.
The shafts to be connected have two flanges (link 1 and link 3) rigidly fastened at their ends by
forging. The link 1 and link 3 form turning pairs with link 2. These flanges have diametrical slots
cut in their inner faces, as shown in Fig. The intermediate piece (link 4) which is a circular disc,
have two tongues (i.e. diametrical projections) T1 and T2 on each face at right angles to each
other. The tongues on the link 4 closely fit into the slots in the two flanges (link 1 and link 3).
The link 4 can slide or reciprocate in the slots in the flanges.

When the driving shaft A is rotated, the flange C (link 1) causes the intermediate piece
(link 4) to rotate at the same angle through\ which the flange has rotated, and it further rotates the
flange D (link 3) at the same angle and thus the shaft B rotates. Hence links 1, 3 and 4 have the
same angular velocity at every instant. A little consideration will show that there is a sliding
motion between the link 4 and each of the other links 1 and 3.

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Q 2 a )

4

Question:

Draw a labeled sketch of quick return mechanism of shaper and explain its working


Answer:

Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism. This mechanism is mostly used in shaping machines, slotting machines and in rotary internal combustion engines. In this mechanism, the link AC (i.e. link 3) forming the turning pair is fixed, as shown in fig. The link 3 corresponds to the connecting rod of a reciprocating steam engine. The driving crank CB revolves with uniform angular speed about the fixed centre C. A sliding block attached to the crank pin at B slides along the slotted bar AP and thus causes AP to oscillate about the pivoted point A. A short link PR transmits the motion from AP to the ram which carries the tool and reciprocates along the line of stroke R1R2. The line of stroke of the ram (i.e. R1R2) is perpendicular to AC produced.

 

n the extreme positions, AP1 and AP2 are tangential to the circle and the cutting tool is at the end of the stroke. The forward or cutting stroke occurs when the crank rotates from the position CB1 to CB2 (or through an angle β) in the clockwise direction. The return stroke occurs when the crank rotates from the position CB2 to CB1 (or through angle α) in the clockwise direction. Since the crank has uniform angular speed,

 

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Q 2 b )

4

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What are the types of kinematic pair ? Give its examples.


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Q 4 b )

4

Question:

Justify with neat sketch elliptical trammel as an inversion of double slider crank chain.


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Elliptical trammel :

Since Elliptical trammel consist of two turning pairs and two sliding pairs, it is inversion of double slider crank chain. This instrument is used for drawing ellipses. This inversion is obtained by fixing a slotted plate (link 4) as shown in fig. It has got two right angled grooves cut into it. 1-2 is turning pair                                     2-3 is turning pair                                                                           1-4 is sliding pair                                      3-4 is sliding pair.................................. [2 M]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Examination: 2016 WINTER
Que.No Marks
Q 1a)(i)

2

Question:

Define Kinematic link with one example.


Answer:

Kinematic link --Each part of a machine, which moves relative to some other part, is known as a ‘kinematic link (or simply link) or element. Example – any one Example of machine element, (e.g. shaft, spindle, gear, crank, belt, pulley, key etc. )

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Q 1a)(ii)

2

Question:

Name different mechanisms generated from a single slider crank chain.


Answer:

Different mechanism generated by single slider crank chain mechanism. 

a) Reciprocating engine, Reciprocating compressor

b) Whitworth quick return mechanism, Rotary engine,

c) Slotted crank mechanism, Oscillatory engine

d) Hand pump, pendulum pump or Bull engine

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Q 1b)(i)

4

Question:

State any four inversions of single slider crane chain. Describe any one with neat sketch.


Answer:

1.Reciprocating engine, Reciprocating compressor;

2. Whitworth quick return mechanism, Rotary engine,

3.Slotted crank mechanism, Oscillatory engine.

4.Hand pump, pendulum pump.

1.Reciprocating engine, Reciprocating compressor link 1 is fixed

2.Whitworth quick return mechanism, Rotary engine​ link 2 is fixed,

3.- Oscillatory engine. Slotted crank mechanism. link 3 is fixed

4. Hand pump, pendulum pump. link 4 is fixed

 

 

 

 

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Q 2 a )

4

Question:

Explain a scotch yoke mechanism with a neat sketch.


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Q 2 b )

4

Question:

What is machine ? Differentiate between a machine and a structure.


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Q 4 b )

4

Question:

Describe with neat sketch the working of Oldham’s coupling.


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Examination: 2015 SUMMER
Que.No Marks
Q 1a)(a)

2

Question:

Define kinematic link and kinematic chain. 


Answer:

Each part of a machine, which moves relative to some other part, is known as a kinematic link.

When the kinematic pairs are coupled in such a way that the last link is joined to the first link to transmit definite motion (i.e. completely or successfully constrained motion), it is called a kinematic chain.

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Q 1b)(a)

4

Question:

Define completely constrained motion and successfully constrained motion with neat sketch. State one example of each.


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Q 2 a )

4

Question:

Differentiate machine and structure on any four points.


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Q 3 f )

4

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Crank OA of a mechanism is hinged at ‘O’ and rotates at an angular velocity of 20 rad/sec. and angular acceleration of 25 rad/sec2 . If crank OA is 50 mm long determine linear velocity, centripetal acceleration and tangential acceleration of a point A.


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Q 4 b )

4

Question:

Explain with the diagram working of crank and slotted lever quick return mechanism.


Answer:

Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism:

 This mechanism is mostly used in shaping machines, slotting machines and in rotary internal combustion engines. In this mechanism, the link AC (i.e. link 3) forming the turning pair is fixed, as shown in fig. The link 3 corresponds to the connecting rod of a reciprocating steam engine. The driving crank CB revolves with uniform angular speed about the fixed centre C. A sliding block attached to the crank pin at B slides along the slotted bar AP and thus causes AP to oscillate about the pivoted point A. A short link PR transmits the motion from AP to the ram which carries the tool and reciprocates along the line of stroke R1R2. The line of stroke of the ram (i.e. R1R2) is perpendicular to AC produced.

 

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Examination: 2015 WINTER
Que.No Marks
Q 1a)(i)

2

Question:

Define - 1. Mechanism  2.Inversion


Answer:

1. Mechanism : When one of the links of a kinematic chain is fixed, the chain is known as mechanism.

2. Inversion of mechanism The method of obtaining different mechanisms by fixing different links in a kinematic chain, is known as inversion of the mechanism. So we can obtain as many mechanisms as the number of links in a kinematic chain by fixing, in turn, different links in a kinematic chain.

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Q 1b)(i)

2

Question:

Draw neat labeled sketch of crank and slotted lever mechanism. Label all parts.


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Q 2 a )

4

Question:

State and explain various types of constrained motions with suitable examples.


Answer:

Types of Constrained Motions :

Following are the three types of constrained motions:

1. Completely constrained motion: When the motion between a pair is limited to a definite direction irrespective of the direction of force applied, then the motion is said to be a completely constrained motion. For example, the piston and cylinder (in a steam engine) form a pair and the motion of the piston is limited to a definite direction (i.e. it will only reciprocate) relative to the cylinder irrespective of the direction of motion of the crank.

2. Incompletely constrained motion: When the motion between a pair can take place in more than one direction, then the motion is called an incompletely constrained motion. The change in the direction of impressed force may alter the direction of relative motion between the pair. A circular bar or shaft in a circular hole is an example of an incompletely constrained motion as it may either rotate or slide in a hole. These both motions have no relationship with the other.

3. Successfully constrained motion: When the motion between the elements, forming a pair, is such that the constrained motion is not completed by itself, but by some other means, then the motion is said to be successfully constrained motion. Consider a shaft in a foot-step bearing. The shaft may rotate in a bearing or it may move upwards. This is a case of incompletely constrained motion. But if the load is placed on the shaft to prevent axial upward movement of the shaft, then the motion of the pair is said to be successfully constrained motion.

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Q 2 b )

4

Question:

Draw the neat labeled sketch of Oldham’s coupling. State its applications.


Answer:

Applications:

An Oldham's coupling is used for connecting two parallel shafts whose axes are at a small distance apart.

Used to transmit motion and power.

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Q 4 b )

4

Question:

State the meaning of sliding pair, turning pair, rolling pair and spherical pair with one example each.


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