Question Paper: Design of Machine Elements : Question Paper Dec 2014 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 5) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
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Design of Machine Elements - Dec 2014

Mechanical Engineering (Semester 5)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1 (a) What is the function of spring? Explain with neat sketch of Leaf spring.(5 marks) 1 (b) A rail wagon of mass 20 tonnes is moving with a velocity of 2m/s. It is brought to rest by two buffers with springs of 300mm diameter. The maximum deflection of springs is 250mm. The allowable shear stress in the spring material is 600Mpa. Design the spring for the buffers.(9 marks) 2 (a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of V-belt over flat belt drive.(5 marks)


Answer any two question from Q2 (b) or Q2 (c)

2 (b) Two shafts whose centers are 1metre apart are connected by a V-belt drive. The driving pulley is supplied with 95kW power and has an effective diameter of 300mm. It runs at 1000RPMwhile the driven pulley runs at 375 RPM The angle of groove on the pulleys is 40°. Permissible tension in 400mm 2 cross-sectional area belt is 2.1 Mpa. The material of the belt has density of 1100 kg/m3. The driven pulley is overhung, the distance of the center from the nearest bearing being 200mm. The coefficient of friction between belt and pulley rim is 0.28. Estimate: 1. The number of belts required; and 2. Diameter of driven pulley shaft, if permissible shear stress is 42Mpa.(9 marks) 2 (c) An overhung flat belt pulley transmits 35kW at 240RPM The belt is vertical and angle of wrap may be taken as 180°. The distance of the pulley center line from the nearest bearing is 350mm. μ=0.25. Determine
1. Diameter of the pulley;
2. Width of the belt assuming thickness of 10mm;
3. Diameter of the shaft;
4. 4.dimensions of the key for securing the pulley on to the shaft; and
5. Size of the arms six in number
The section of the arm may be taken as elliptical, the major axis being twice the minor axis.
The following stresses may be taken for design purpose:

Shaft- Tension and Compression - 80 Mpa
Shaft - Shear - 50 Mpa
Key - Tension and Compression - 80 Mpa
Key - Shear - 50 Mpa
Belt - Tension - 2.5 Mpa
Pulley Rim - Tension - 4.5 Mpa
Pulley arms - Tension - 1.5 Mpa
(9 marks)


Answer any two question from Q3 (a), (b) or Q3 (c), (d)

3 (a) What are the design consideration points in the design of a friction clutch?(5 marks) 3 (b) The brake as shown in fig.No.1 has the following specifications:

Brake drum diameter 200 mm
Angle of contact for each shoe 120o
Braking torque 300 N.m
Drum speed 600 RPM
Coefficient of friction between drum and shoe 0.3
Value of Pav×v 200 N- m/cm2. sec


Design the brake shoe and shows the designing of the spring of this brake mechanism

(9 marks) 3 (c) How does the function of a brake differ from that of a clutch? Also Describe with the help of a neat sketch the principle of operation of an internal expanding shoe brake.(5 marks) 3 (d) A single dry plate clutch is to be designed to transmit 7.5kW at 900RPM find:
1. Diameter of the shaft
2. Mean radius and face width of the friction lining assuming the ratio of the mean radius to the face width as 4,
3. Outer and inner radii of the clutch plate, and
4. Dimension of the spring, assuming that the number of springs are 6 and spring index =6. The allowable shear stress for the spring wire may be taken as 420Mpa.
(9 marks)


Answer any two question from Q4 (a), (b) or Q4 (c), (d)

4 (a) A circular bar of 500mm length is supported freely at its ends. It is acted upon by a cyclic load having a minimum value of 20kn and a maximum value of 50kN. Determine the diameter of bar by taking factor of safety of 1.5, size effect of 0.85, surface finish factor of 0.9. The material properties of bar are given by: ultimate strength of 650 Mpa, yield strength of 500 Mpa and endurance strength of 350 Mpa.(7 marks) 4 (b) The load on the journal bearing is 150kN due to turbine shaft of 300mm diameter running at 1800 RPM determine the following:
1. Length of the bearing if the allowable bearing pressure is 1.6 N/mm2, and
2. Amount of heat to be removed by the lubricant per minute if the bearing temperature is 60°C and viscosity of the oil at 60°C is 0.02 kg/m-s and the bearing clearance is 0.25mm.
(7 marks)
4 (c) Derive a Soderberg's equation and state its application to different types of loadings(5 marks) 4 (d) A shaft rotating at constant speed is subjected to variable load. The bearings supporting the shaft are subjected to stationary equivalent radial load of 3kN for 10% of time, 2kN for 20% of time, 1kN for 30% of time and no load for remaining time of cycle. If the total life expected for the bearing is 20×106 revolutions at 95% reliability, Calculate dynamic load rating of the ball bearing.(9 marks)


Answer any two question from Q5 (a), (b) or Q5 (c), (d)

5 (a) Design a small hydraulic press, The working pressure of the fluid operating the press is to be 20N/mm2 and exerting a force of 100kN is required to press materials up to a maximum size of 300×300×450 high, the stroke length is 100mm. Design and draw the following parts of the press: 1. Design of ram; 2. Pillars; 3. cylinder; and 4. Gland.
The following design stresses:
Ram (Mild steel) :- σc = 75Mpa
Cylinder (Cast iron):- σt = 30Mpa
Pillars:- σt = 75Mpa
Stud:- σt = 75Mpa.
(7 marks)
5 (b) Calculate the contact stress developed in the teeth of the spur gear drive from the following data:

Design torque transmitted by the drive 150 N-m
Pinion pitch diameter 135 mm
Gear pitch diameter 270 mm
Width of teeth 37 mm

Modulus of elasticity for pinion and gear = 2.1×105 N/mm2. Indicate whether teeth is safe under contact stress or not? (Assume the case of cylinder moving on the other cylinder).(7 marks) 5 (c) A cast iron pipe of internal diameter 200mm and thickness 50mm carries water under a pressure of 5 N/mm2. Calculate the tangential and radial stresses at radius ( r )= 100mm ;110mm; 130mm; 140mm and 150mm. Sketch the stress distribution curves.(7 marks) 5 (d) A truck spring has 12 number of leaves, two of which are full length leaves. The spring supports are 1.05m apart and the central band is 85mm wide. The central load is to be 5400N with a permissible stress of 280MPa. Determine the thickness and width of the steel spring leaves. The ratio of the total depth to the width of the spring is 3. Also determine the deflection of the spring.(7 marks)

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