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UNIT I - DESIGN OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR FLEXIBLE ELEMENTS 1. Name and sketch the different type of wire ropes 2. What is meant by chordal action in chain drives? 3. Differentiate between open and cross belt drive. 4. Why slip is less in case of V belt when compared to flat belt? 5. What is silent chain? 7. State law of belting. 8. What is meant by the ply of belt? 9. When do you prefer a chain drive to a belt or rope drive? 10. Mention the different types of joints employed for joining flat belts 11. Sketch the cross section of a V belt and label and its important parts. 12. What is meant by CROWINING of pulley? 13. Give the condition for maximum power transmission in terms of centrifugal tension in case of belt drive. 14. List a few important factors upon which the selection of a belt drive depends. 15. What do you meant by the terms: Slip and Creep of belt? 16. List out the losses in belt drives. 17. How do you specify a wire rope? Explain with one example. 18. What do you understand by simplex, duplex and triplex chain? 19. Give relationship of ratio of tensions in a V belt drive. 20. Define maximum tension in a belt. UNIT II SPUR GEARS AND PARALLEL AXIS HELICAL GEARS 1. What is beam strength of spur gear? What is the effect of module on beam strength of a tooth in a spur gear? 2. Sketch the profile of spur gear and mark the terminology used to specify the gear. 3. What is Lewis (tooth) form factor? 4. What factors influence backlash in gear drives? 5. What are the materials used for gears? 6. What is virtual number of teeth in helical gears? 7. Specify the types of gear failures. 8. What are the advantages of helical gears? 9. What condition must be satisfied in order that a pair of spur gear may have a constant velocity ratio? 10. What is a herringbone gear? Where it is used? 11. Define fundamental law of gearing.

12. Define the terms Interference and Undercutting. 13. Give the expression for calculating the tangential force component acting on a helical gear tooth. 14. State two advantages of 14.5 degree involutes system in gear drives. 15. A pair of helical gears consists of a 25 teeth pinion meshing with 50 teeth gear. The normal module is 4mm.Find the required helix angle if the centre distance is 165mm. 16. . How the gears are classified and what are the various terms used in spur terminology? 17. State two important reasons for adopting involute curves for a gear tooth profile. UNIT III BEVEL GEARS AND WORM GEARS 1. What is the specific feature of mitre gears? 2. Define the following terms (i) Cone distance, (ii) face angle in bevel gears. 3. State two advantages of worm gear drive. 4. Why heat removal analysis is necessary in worm gear drive? 5. Write some applications of worm gear drive. 6. What is a crown gear? 7. A worm gear is designated as 2/54/10/5.Find the gear ratio. 8. What are the various forces acting on a bevel gear? 9. Why the worm is always made of harder material than worm gear? 10. When bevel gear is preferred? 11. What is meant by single enveloping worm drive? 12. How the bevel gears are classified? Explain with neat sketch. 13. Differentiate bevel gear with a spur gear. UNIT IV DESIGN OF GEAR BOXES 1. What is Lewis (tooth) form factor? 2. Define geometric progression. 3. What is meant by ray diagram? 4. What is the function of spacers in gear box? 5. What are preferred numbers? 6. Distinguish between sliding mesh gearbox and constant mesh gearbox 7. What is kinematic layout of gearbox? 8. Which type of gear is used in constant mesh gear box? 9. Where is multi-speed gear box preferred? 10. Name some of progression ratios by which preferred numbers are selected. 11. Write structural formulas for 9 and 12 speeds gear boxes. 12. Explain the features of structural formula a gear boxes. 13. List six standard speeds starting from 18rpm with a step ratio 1.4


Sketch the kinematic layout of gears for 3 speeds between two shafts.

UNIT V DESIGN OF CAM, CLUTCHES AND BRAKES 01. What is meant by self-energizing brake? 02. What are the desirable properties of friction material to be used for clutches? 03. Clutches are usually designed on the basis of uniform wear. Why? 04. What is power screw? 05. What is self locking of power screw? What is the condition for self locking? 06. What is the function of clutch? 07. What is self energizing of block brake? 08. Differentiate a brake and a clutch. 09. Differentiate between self locking and self-energizing brakes. 10. Why it is necessary to dissipate the heat generated during clutch operation? 11. Name four profiles normally used in cams. 12. Under what condition of a clutch, uniform rate of wear assumption is more valid? 14. How you will reduce the pressure angle in cam design? 15. List out any four required qualities of a good friction material. 16. What is a clutch? Discuss the various types of clutches. 17. List out any four materials used for lining of friction surfaces. 18. State the advantages of cam over other reciprocating mechanisms.