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It is most beneficial to you to write this mock midterm UNDER EXAM CONDITIONS.
This means:
• Complete the midterm in 3 hour(s).
• Work on your own.
• Keep your notes and textbook closed.
• Attempt every question.

After the time limit, go back over your work with a different colour or on a separate piece
of paper and try to do the questions you are unsure of. Record your ideas in the
margins to remind yourself of what you were thinking when you take it up at PASS.

The purpose of this mock exam is to give you practice answering questions in a timed
setting and to help you to gauge which aspects of the course content you know well and
which are in need of further development and review. Use this mock exam as a
learning tool in preparing for the actual exam.

Please note:

• Come to the PASS workshop with your mock exam complete. During the
workshop you can work with other students to review your work.

• Often, there is not enough time to review the entire exam in the PASS workshop.
Decide which questions you most want to review – the Facilitator may ask
students to vote on which questions they want to discuss in detail.

• Facilitators do not bring copies of the mock exam to the session. Please print out
and complete the exam before you attend.

• Facilitators do not produce or distribute an answer key for mock exams.


Facilitators help students to work together to compare and assess the answers
they have. If you are not able to attend the PASS workshop, you can work alone
or with others in the class.

Good Luck writing the Mock Exam!!

Dates and locations of mock exam take-up:


Friday, December 15th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, ME 3380
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Hint: If a value appears to be missing, check your method, you probably don’t need it.

1. Determine the mobility of the mechanism

a) m = 0
b) m = 1
c) m = 2
d) m = 3
e) None of the above

2. How many J1 pairs exist in the mechanism below?

a) 4
b) 6
c) 8
d) 12
e) None of the above

3. A lower pair variable has:

a) 1 Degree of Freedom, 1 degree of Constraint


b) 2 Degrees of Freedom, 1 degree of Constraint
c) 2 Degrees of Freedom, 2 degrees of Constraint
d) 1 Degree of Freedom, 2 degrees of Constraint
e) None of the above

4. A link attached to three kinematic pairs is known as a:

a) Binary Link
b) Triple Link
c) Ternary Link
d) Trinary Link
e) None of the above
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5. The number of possible kinematic inversions of a kinematic chain equals:

a) The number of joints in the mechanism


b) The number of links in the mechanism
c) The number of degrees of freedom
d) The number of instant centres of velocity
e) None of the above

6. The inversion of a mechanism is:

a) Obtained by fixing different links in a kinematic chain


b) Changing of a higher pair to a lower pair
c) Flipping the mechanism upside down
d) Obtained by reversing the input and output motion
e) None of the above

7. When a slider moves on a fixed link having a curved surface, their instantaneous centre lies:

a) On their point of contact


b) Perpendicular to the sliding path
c) At the pin joint
d) Tangent to the path of the curve
e) None of the above

8. The Coriolis component of accelerations varies in direction from the sliding velocity by:

a) 45°
b) 90°
c) 135°
d) 180°
e) None of the above

9. Which is always true? The lines of action on a 3-force member in equilibrium must intersect at:

a) At a single point
b) The centre of mass of the body
c) At one of the edges
d) At a joint
e) None of the above
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10. Determine the equivalent stiffness of the spring in the system shown below, K = 3000 N/m

a) 4000 N/m
b) 2250 N/m
c) 2000 N/m
d) 1000 N/m
e) None of the above
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11. Locate all of the instant centers in the mechanism shown below. If the cam (link 2) is turning CW
at the rate of 100 rpm, determine the linear velocity of link 3 using instant centers.
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12. In the mechanism below, the angular velocity of link 2 is 60 rpm CCW, with no angular
acceleration. Determine the acceleration of point C6 and the angular velocity of link 6.
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Velocity Polygon

10 ft/s
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Acceleration Polygon

50 ft/s2
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13. A shaft carries four masses A, B, C and D of magnitude 200 kg, 300 kg, 400 kg and 200 kg
respectively and revolving at radii 80 mm, 70 mm, 60 mm and 80 mm respectively. The
distances between planes shown below are in mm. The angular locations of masses B, C, and D
measured CCW from A are 45°, 115°, and 235° respectively. Balancing masses are to be placed in
planes X and Y. Find their magnitudes and angular locations. Propose one possible combination
of mx, my, ex, ey that would balance the shaft
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14. In the system shown below, the pulley has mass m and radius r. The moment of inertia about
𝑚𝑟 2
the mass center of the pulley is 𝐼𝐺 = 2
. Treat the ropes as stiff massless rods (they apply force
in both directions)
m = 5 kg, c = 10 Ns/m, k = 35 N/m
a) Find the governing equation of motion
b) For what value of c (damping constant) is the system critically damped?
c) What is the frequency of free vibration of the system
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