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Unit I

Define mechanics 3

Describe about different system of units. 8

Write short notes on dimensional analysis 9

Define statics and dynamics. 2

Briefly describe various laws of mechanics 12

Check the given equation for dimensional homogeneity. v² + u² = 2as. 6

Unit II

State Lami’s theorem 2

Discuss on different types of beam? 6

For the force system shown in figure determine the direction and magnitude of the resultant from O.

527. 12

State and prove Varignon’s theorem 4

Define parallelogram law of forces. 2

Determine the support reaction at A and B for the simply supported beam.

Forces 32 kN, 24 kN, 24 kN and 120 kN are concurrent, non-coplanar acting at the origin and directed
through the points whose coordinates are A(2,1,6), B(4,-2,-5), C(-3,-2,1), D(5,1,-2) respectively.
Determine the resultant. 14

Unit III

Define the frictional force and its direction 3

Define wedge and wedge friction. 3


An effort of 2200 n is required to move a certain body up a 20° incline plane. The force is acting parallel
to the plane. If the angle of inclination is changed from 20° to 25°, the effort required to move the body
increases to 2500 N. Find the weight of the body and the coefficient of friction. 14

Define angle of friction 2

State laws of friction 6

A ladder of length 10m and weight 300 N is leaning against a vertical wall with an angle of 30° to the
vertical. A man of weight 500 N climbs the ladder. Find the position of the man at the instant the ladder
begins to slip. The coefficient of friction for all surfaces is 0.3. 12

Unit IV

State parallel axis theorem. 3

Define centroid of an area 3

Find the principal moment of inertia and its direction for the area shown in figure.247 12

How will you calculate centroid of an irregular area. 4

Explain about Pappus-Guldinus theorems. 6

Over a cylinder of height 15cm and radius of bas 5cm, a flat end of a hemisphere of radius 5 cm is
placed. Locate the centre of gravity of the compound set assuming that the density of both solids is
same. 10

Unit V

Define uniform velocity, acceleration of a particle and uniformly accelerated motion. 6

What is meant by relative displacement and relative velocity? 4

A police officer observes a motorist who is approaching at a uniform speed of 80 km/h. He, in his patrol
car, starts chasing it as it just crosses him. After accelerating for 8 sec at a constant rate, he attains his
top speed of 120 km/h. how long does it take to overtake the motorist and at what distance. 10

Two stones A and B are projected from the same point at 45° and 30° respectively, inclined to the
horizontal. Find the ratio of the velocities of projection of A and B if the maximum height reached by
both is the same. 10
A stone is thrown vertically upwards at the bank of a watertank, which is located 50m above the water
level. If it strikes the water after 5 sec, determine i) the speed at which the stone was thrown up and ii)
the speed at which the stone strikes the water. 10