Question Paper: Mechanical Vibrations Question Paper - December 2016 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 6) - Mumbai University (MU)
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## Mechanical Vibrations - December 2016

### MU Mechanical Engineering (Semester 6)

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INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

### Solve any four questionQ.1(a,b,c,d,e)

1(a) A single DOF system consists of mass of 20kg and a spring of stiffness 4000N/m. The amplitude of successive cycles are found to be 50, 45, 40,35....mm. Determine the nature and magnitude of damping force and frequency of damped vibrations. 5 marks

1(b) For the system shown in Fig.1, the characteristics of the dashpot is such that when constant force of 49 N is applied to the piston its velocity is found to be constant at 0.12 m/sec. a) Determine the value of C b) Would you expect the complete system to be periodic or aperiodic? 5 marks

1(c) A vertical spring mass system mass system has a mass of 0.5 kg and and Initial deflection of 0.2 cm. Find the spring stiffness and natural frequency of the the system. 5 marks

1(d) Prove that an undamped measuring Instrument will show a true reponse for frequency ratio<mrow><mo>(</mo><mrow><mi>ω</mi><mrow class="MJX-TeXAtom-ORD"><mo>/</mo></mrow><msub><mi>ω</mi><mi>n</mi></msub></mrow><mo>)</mo></mrow><mo>=</mo><mn>1</mn><mrow class="MJX-TeXAtom-ORD"><mo>/</mo></mrow><msqrt><mn>2</mn></msqrt>[/itex]" role="presentation" style="font-size: 125%; text-align: center; position: relative;">(ω/ωn)=1/2<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="block"><mrow><mo>(</mo><mrow><mi>ω</mi><mrow class="MJX-TeXAtom-ORD"><mo>/</mo></mrow><msub><mi>ω</mi><mi>n</mi></msub></mrow><mo>)</mo></mrow><mo>=</mo><mn>1</mn><mrow class="MJX-TeXAtom-ORD"><mo>/</mo></mrow><msqrt><mn>2</mn></msqrt>[/itex]<script type="math/tex; mode=display" id="MathJax-Element-1">\left ( \omega /\omega _n \right )=1/\sqrt{2}</script>e
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5 marks

1(e) Explain what do you mean by the term 'Critical Speed' of rotating shaft? Derive necessary formulate for undamped system. 5 marks

2(a) Three rail bogies are connected by two springs of stiffness 40×105N/m each as shown In Fig.2. The mass of each bogey is 20×103 kg Determine the frequencies of vibration. Neglect friction between the wheels and the rails.
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5 marks

2(b) The sphere of diameter D floats half submersed in water. If sphere is depressed slightly and released. Determine the period of vibration. What is time periodif D=1 m. 5 marks

3(a) Derive the equivalent system parameters of the following Fig.3, taking x as the generalized coordinate.
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5 marks

3(b) A 400 kg tumber with a 0.45 kg-m rotating unbalance operates at speeds between 400 and 600 rpm. If the tumbler is palced on an elastic foundation of stiffness 1×106N/m and damping ratio 0.1. What is the maximum steady state amplitude of the tumbler over its operating range? For what speeds will steady amplitude of the tumbler be less than 1.9mm? 5 marks

4(a) A vehicle has mass of 1200 kg. The suspension system has a spring constant of 400kN/m and damping ratio 0.5. If the vehicle speed is 100 km /hr, determine the displacement amplitude of vehicle. The road surface varies sinusoidally with an amplitude of 0.5 m and wavelength of 6m. 5 marks

4(b) An aircraft radio weighing 118N is to be isolated from engine vibrations ranging in frequency from 1600 to 2200 rpm. What static deflection must the isolator have for 85% isolation? 5 marks

5(a) A 12 cylinder aero engines drives an air screw through gearing. The air screw runs at 0.6 times the speed of the engine .The shaft from the engine to the pinion is 1000 mm and of 70 mm diameter. The screw shaft is 650 mm long and 90 mm in diameter. The mass moment of inertia of engine and air screw are 0.5 kg-m2 and 15 kg-m2 respectively. Neglecting the inertia of gear and shafts, determine the frequency of torsional vibrations. Also suggest suitable location of the gears to avoid adverse effect of torsional vibrations. Assume modulus of rigidity 80GN/m2. 5 marks

5(b) Explain the balancing of v-engine. 5 marks

6(a) The reciprocating masses of first three cylinders of 11 four cylinder engine are 4.1, 6.2 and 7.4 tonnes repectively. The Centre lines of three cylinders are 5.2m, 3.2m and 1.2m from the fourth cylinder. If the cranks for all cylinder are equal, determine the reciprocating mass of 4th cylinder and angular position of crank such that the system is completely balanced for the primary force and couple. If the crank radius 80cm, connecting rod 3.8 m, and speed of engine 75 rpm, find the maximum unbalanced secondary force and crank angle at which it occurs. 5 marks

6(b) Find out natural frequency of system shown in Fig.4, m1=10kg, m2=15kg and k=320 N/m by Lagrange's equation.
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5 marks

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