Question Paper: Mechanics of Solids Question Paper - Jun 17 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 3) - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH)
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Mechanics of Solids - Jun 17

Mechanical Engineering (Semester 3)

Total marks: 80
Total time: 3 Hours
INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary.

PART- A (25MARKS)

1.a. How shear deformation takes place.
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1.b. Differentiate compressive and crushing stress.
(3 marks) 00

1.c. What is the procedure adopted for calculating the shear force at a section.
(2 marks) 00

1.d. In which case, the SFD is parabolic and BMD is cubic.
(3 marks) 00

1.e. What is the section modulus of a rectangular and circular sections?
(2 marks) 00

1.f. How the section modulus of a triangular section can be increased.
(3 marks) 00

1.g. What are the various forces by which the mohr’s circle is drawn.
(2 marks) 00

1.h. What is the importance of Von Mis ses Theory?
(3 marks) 00

1.i. What is the torsion of a tapering shaft ?
(2 marks) 00

1.j. How the cylinders are classified under thin and thick sections ? /div> (3 marks) 00

PART - B (50MARKS)

2. In a triaxial stress system, the six components of the stress at a point are : σxx=6 MPa, σyy=5 MPa σzz= 4 MPa τxy= τyx=1 MPa,, τyz= τzy= 3MPa, τzx=τxz=2 MPa. Find the magnitude of the three principal stresses.
(10 marks) 00

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3. A hollow right circular cylinder is made of cast iron and has an outside diameter of 75 mm and an inside diameter of 60 mm. if the cylinder is loaded by an axial compressive force of 50 KN, determine the total shortening in a 600 mm length. Also determine the normal stress under this load. Take the modulus of elasticity to be 100 GPa and neglect any possibility of lateral buckling factor of the cylinder.
(10 marks) 00

4. A cantilever beam loaded by a concentrated load at the free end together with a uniform load distributed over the right half of the beam. Plot the shear and moment diagrams shown in figure. ![enter image description here][1]
(10 marks) 00

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5. Draw the shear force and bending moment diagrams for the beam shown in figure 2. ![enter image description here][1]
(10 marks) 00

6. A steel cantilever beam 8 m length is subjected to a concentrated load of 32 kN acting at the free end of the bar. The beam is of rectangular cross section, 50mm wide by 100 mm deep. Determine the magnitude and location of the maximum tensile and compressive bending stresses in the beam.
(10 marks) 00

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7. A cantilever beam is of length 1.5 m, loaded by a concentrated force P at its tip as shown in Figure 3 and is of circular cross section (R=100 mm) having two symmetrically placed longitudinal holes as indicated, the material is titanium alloy, having an allowable working stress in bending of 600 MPa. Determine the maximum allowable value of the vertical force P. ![enter image description here][1]
(10 marks) 00

8. A plane element is subjected to the stresses as shown in figure 4. Using Mohrs circle, determine (a) the principal stresses and their directions and (b) the maximum shearing stresses and the directions of the places on which they occur. ![enter image description here][1]
(10 marks) 00

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9. Discuss and derive the condition for theories of failure under Maximum shear stress and maximum principal strain theory.
(10 marks) 00

10. A stepped shaft has the appearance as shown in Figure 5. The region AB is al2014 -T6 alloy. Having G=28 GPa, and the region BC is steel, having G=84 GPa. The aluminium potion is of solid circular cross section 45 mm in diameter, and the steel region is circular of 60 mm outside diameter and 30 mm inside diameter. Determine the peak shearing stress in each material as well as the angle of twist at B where a torsional load of 4000 Nm is applied. Ends A & C are rigidly clamped. ![enter image description here][1]
(10 marks) 00

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11. A spherical tank for storing gas under pressure is 25 mm in diameter and is made of structural steel 15 mm thick. The yield point of the material is 250 MPa and a safety factor of 2.5 is adequate. Determine the maximum permissible internal pressure, assuming the welded seams between the various plates are as strong as the solid metal. Also, determine the permissible pressure if the seams are 75 % as strong as the solid metal.
(10 marks) 00

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