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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TEST ASSIGNMENT

The test paper is divided into two sections: Total Marks - 50


Section 1: Numerical – 20 Marks
Section 2: Theoretical – 30 Marks

Section 1- Numerical
1. We have a uniform bar, which is half a meter long. The area of cross section of the bar is
5 × 10-4 m2. Also, the Young s Modulus is 200 GPa. The density of bar is 7260 kg/m3. We
know that the bar is fixed from one end. See the figure given below:

We apply a 1kN load (consider the load to be static) axially at joint 2, along u2. Under
this condition, the stress induced in the bar is found out to be x MPa.

Also, the natural frequency of vibration is of the form:


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×

Where, p and q are natural numbers and the fraction is in reduced form.

The value of (p+q) – (x+r) is?

2. There is a V – Belt drive that facilitates us to connect a motor to a compressor. Consider


the data that we have with us:

Motor – Pulley Compressor – Pulley


Pitch diameter (mm) 300 900
Speed (rpm) 1440 480
Coefficient of friction 0.2 0.2
The pulleys are a meter apart from each other (this is the center to center distance). The
belt can handle a maximum of 850N of tension. The density of composite material of
belt is 0.97g/cc. Refer to the below figure for cross – section of belt:

Based on the above data, if the number of belts required for this application are k ,
then the value of k2 is?

Section 2- Theoretical
1. Write a report on Double Wishbone Suspension System in not more than 500 words

The structure of the report must include:

a. Title Page
b. Executive Summary
c. Table of Contents
d. Introduction
e. History of Suspension Systems
f. Terminology used in suspension systems
g. What is double wishbone system?
h. Construction of double wishbone system with diagram and appropriate figures
i. Working (use figures if required)
j. Pros and Cons of Double Wishbone Suspension
k. Your Recommendation to remove the limitations
l. Conclusion
m. References – APA