Question Paper: Machine Design 1 : Question Paper May 2016 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 6) | Mumbai University (MU)
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Machine Design 1 - May 2016

Mechanical Engineering (Semester 6)

TOTAL MARKS: 80
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data if required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.


Answer any four of the following

1(a) Suggest with justification the suitable materials for the following components:
i) Flat-belt pulley ii) lathe bed iii) Connecting rod in I.C. engine iv) Flywheel
(5 marks)
1(b) Explain the difference between the bearing pressure and the contact stress with suitable examples.(5 marks) 1(c) What is service factor? State its significance.(5 marks) 1(d) Explain the following theories of failures:
i) Maximum normal stress theory ii) Octahedral shear stress theory
(5 marks)
1(e) Why square are used for power transmission V threads for fasteners?(5 marks) 1(f) Explain the S-N curve for fatigue life.(5 marks) 2(a) A knuckle joint is subjected to an axial load of 140 kN. Design the knuckle joint taking the load to be uniformly distributed over the pin in the eye and uniformly varying over the portion of pin in forks. Use the following data:
Allowable tensile and compressive stress = 85 N/mm2
Allowable shear stress = 45 N/mm2
Allowable shear stress = 150 N/mm2
Thickness of eye = 1.5 × pin diameter
Total fork thickness = eye thickness.
(12 marks)
2(b) A bracket is riveted to a column by 6 rivets of equal size as shown in figure 1. It carries a load of 50 kN at a distance of 200 mm from the centre of the column. If the maximum shear stress in the rivet is limited to 150 Mpa, determine the diameter of the rivet.

(8 marks) 3(a) An open 'S' link made of plain cerbon steel 55C8 (syt = 399 N/mm2 is shown in figure 2. Calculate the dimensions of the link, if the factor of safety is 6.

(7 marks)
3(b) A machine press screw as shown in figure 3 is subjected to an axial force of 40 kN. Over-change of horizontal member of frame is 400 mm and height of screw is 500 mm.
i) Select the suitable material and stresses for screw, nut and frame.
ii) Design screw and nut,
iii) Check the screw for buckling failure.
iv) Determine the dimensions of cross-section of horizontal member of frame.

(13 marks)
4(a) A 50 mm diameter soild shaft is welded to a flat plate as shown in figure 4. If the size of the weld is 15 mm, find the maximum normal and shear stress in the weld.

(10 marks)
4(b) The most critical point of component made of steel C40 is subjected to the following variable stresses. Determine the factor of safety based on Soderberg criterion and Octahedral shear stress theory.
σ - varies from +12 to -10 N/mm2
σ - varies from +14 to +6 N/mm2 and
τ - varies from +10 to -10 N/mm2
Determine the factor of safety based on Soderberg criterion and Octahedral shear theory.
(10 marks)
5(a) Design the hollow shaft from the strength and rigidity considerations with following data:
  • Power to be transmitted = 50 kW at 1440 r.p.m
  • Ratio of inner to outer diameter =0.5
  • Overhang = 250 mm
  • Bending load = 18 kN
  • Permissible angle of twist = 0.5°

  • Select suitable material
    (12 marks)
    5(b) A 16 × 10 mm2 cross section parallel key is to be used to transmit 55 kW power at 1440 r.p.m. from a shaft of 40 mm diameter. The key is made of plain carbon steel with yield strength of 300 N/mm2. If the required safety margin is 3, determine the key length.(8 marks) 6(a) A helical compression spring is subjected to a load varying from zero to a maximum of a 9 kN with corresponding deflection of 90 mm. Considering average service with and spring steel having ultimate tensile stress, Sut=2000/d0.16 N/mm2 and G=80 × 103 N/mm2 determine:
    i) wire diameter and mean coil diameter;
    ii) total number of coil;
    iii) free length, pitch and helix angle ; and
    iv) check for solid stress.
    (10 marks)
    6(b) A semi-elliptic leaf spring consists of two extra full length leaves and eight graduated leaves, including the master leaf. The centre to centre distance between the two eyes of the spring is 1.1 m. The maximum force acting on the spring is 12 kN and the width of each leaf is 60 mm. The spring is pre-stressed so as to equalize stresses in all leaves. If the stress induced corresponding to maximum load is equal to 350 N/mm2 and modulus of elasticity of leaf spring is 300 Gpa. Determine:
    i) The thickness of leaves;
    ii) The deflection of spring at maximum load ; and
    iii) The initial nip
    (10 marks)

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