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RAJALAKSHMI ENGINEERING COLLEGE, CHENNAI 602 105.


DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
(Common to Civil, Aero, Auto Mechanical and Mechatronics)

UNIT TEST - I
Sub. Code : GE6253
Sub. Name : Engineering Mechanics

Date
:
Max. Marks : 60
Duration
: 95 min
Year

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: I Year / II Sem

Answer All Questions


PART A - (15 x 2 =30 Marks)
State Parallelogram law of forces.
Define Particle.
State Principle of transmissibility.
Write down different types of force system.
Two forces of 400 N and -600 N act at an angle 60o to each other. Determine the
resultant in magnitude and direction.
Resolve the 100 N force acting 30o to horizontal into two component one along
horizontal and other along 120o to horizontal
Distinguish between the resultant and equilibrant
Find the angle between the forces A and B given as 3i-2j+4k and 5i+3j-4k.
Distinguish between a couple and a moment.
Find the length of the line joining the origin with a point (2,1,-2)
State Lamis theorem.
With the help of simple diagram define free body diagram.
State polygon law of equilibrium.
What is coplanar concurrent force system?
State the necessary and sufficient conditions for equilibrium of a particle in two
dimensions.
Answer All Questions
PART B - (2x15 = 30 Marks)
Question No. 1.16 is compulsory

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i. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant from the following cases. (5)
a) 30 N inclined at 25 towards North of East
b) 25 N towards North
c) 35 N inclined at 40 towards south of west
d) 30 N towards North west.
ii. Three cables are used to support the 10kg cylinder shown in figure. Determine
the force developed in each cable for equilibrium. (10)

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(a)

(i) Determine the magnitude and direction force required to make the following
concurrent force system shown in equilibrium.
(8)

(ii)Fig
by two
tension in each cable.
(7)

(b
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shows a 10 kg lamp supported


cables AB and AC. Find the

(OR)
Two identical rollers each of weight 2.5 kN rest in between an inclined wall and a
vertical wall as in figure. Determine the reactions at points of contact P, Q and R.
Assume the wall surfaces to be smooth.

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RAJALAKSHMI ENGINEERING COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(Common to Civil, Aero, Auto Mechanical and Mechatronics)
QUESTION PAPER
DATE:
UNIT TEST : I
MAXIMUM MARKS: 60
SUB CODE: GE6253
DURATION :95 minutes
SUBNAME: Engineering Mechanics
SEMESTER: II

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS


PART A (15 x 2 = 30)

1.1. A force F has the components Fx =20 N, Fy = -30N, Fz=60N.Find the angle y it
forms with the y-coordinate.
1.2. Differentiate between particle and rigid body.
1.3. Define Coplanar Concurrent forces.
1.4. State the principle of transmissibility of forces.
1.5. Define: Force and Moment.
1.6. A force of magnitude 50 KN is acting along the line joining A(2,0,6)m &
B (3,-2, 0) m. Write the Vector form of the force.
1.7. Mention the equilibrium conditions of rigid body.
1.8. Two forces F1 = 60i+20j N and F2 = 40i+ 10j N are acting at a point O. Find the
resultant and its direction.
1.9. Define parallelogram law of forces.
1.10. State lamis theorem
1.11. A 100N force acts at the origin in a direction defined by the angles x = 75 and
y = 45.Determine z and the component of the force in the Z-direction.
1.12. Find the resultant of an 800N force acting towards eastern direction and 500N
force acting towards north eastern direction.
1.13. If P = 2i+3j-6k,Q=6i+7j+8k find i) 2P.7Q ii) 2PX7Q
1.14. A force vector F= 700i + 1500j is applied to a bolt. Determine the magnitude of
the force and angle it forms with the horizontal.
1.15. Differentiate between Resultant and Equilibrant

PART B

Q. 16 is compulsory

(2 x 15 = 30)

1.16. Two cables are tied together at C as loaded in the figure below. The maximum
allowable tension in cable AC is 300 N and 150 N in cable BC, determine (a) the
magnitude of the largest force P which may be applied at C, (b) the corresponding
value of .

1.17(a) Two smooth spheres each of radius 100 mm and weight 100 N, rest in a horizontal
channel having
vertical walls, the distance between which is 360 mm. Find the
reactions at points of contacts A, B, C&D.
(15 Marks)

(OR)
(b) A horizontal force P normal to the wall holds the cylinder in the position shown in the Fig.
Determine the

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magnitude of P and the tension in each cable

HOD

RAJALAKSHMI ENGINEERING COLLEGE


DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(Common to Civil, Aero, Auto Mechanical and Mechatronics)
DATE:
UNIT TEST : I
MAXIMUM MARKS: 60
SUB CODE: GE6253
DURATION :95 minutes
SUBNAME: Engineering Mechanics
SEMESTER: II

Syllabus

UNIT I - BASICS AND STATICS OF PARTICLES


Introduction Units and Dimensions Laws of Mechanics Lamis theorem,
Parallelogram and triangular Law of forces Vectorial representation of forces Vector
operations of forces -additions, subtraction, dot product, cross product Coplanar Forces
rectangular components Equilibrium of a particle Forces in space Equilibrium of a
particle in space Equivalent systems of forces Principle of transmissibility .

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HOD