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Organisation : University of Kerala
Exam : B.Tech Degree Examination
Document Type : Model Question Paper
Category or Subject : Machine Tool Design
Year : November 2016

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Machine Tool Design Model Question Paper :

PART A (5×4=20Marks)
1. State and explain law of gearing?
2. Explain the term virtual number of teeth in helical gears and derive the expression?

Related : University of Kerala Alternate Energy Sources Model Question Paper :

3. Discuss bearing characteristic number and bearing modulus as applied to journal bearing?
4. Explain the importance of ray-diagram in gear box design?
5. What are the factors affecting the stiffness of machine tool structures?

Part B : (20×4=80Marks)
Module – I :
6. Design a journal bearing for a centrifugal pump for the following conditions Journal diameter = 75mm
Speed of the journal = 1140 rpm
Load on the journal = 11500N

7. Select a single row deep groove ball bearing for a radial load of 4000N and an axial load of 5000N,operating at a speed of 1600 rpm for an average life of 5 years at 10 hrs. per day. Assume uniform and steady load?

Module – II :
8. A pair of helical gears 23º helix angle is used to transmit 25 KW at 3000 rpm from the pinion shaft with a velocity ratio of 3:1.The static strength of the gear material can be taken as 75N/mm2. Number of teeth on the pinion is 24.Find the module pitch,face width and axial thrust developed on the shaft for 20º full depth involute teeth and check the design against static strength considerations?

9. A 35 KW motor running at 1500 rpm drives a compressor at 720 rpm through 60º bevel gearing arrangement. The pinion has 24 teeth. The gear material can be taken as cast steel. Face width can be taken as 1/4 of the slant height of pitch cone. Design the gear pair for 20º stub teeth system?

Module – III :
10. A six speed gear box is to be designed for transmitting 8 H.P with speed ranging from 600 rpm with common ratio as 1.25. Select the optimum ray diagram and hence calculate the gear sizes. Calculate the shaft sizes and sketch the gear box?
11. Design the head stock of a lathe having nine spindle speeds ranging from 50rpm. The machine capacity is 6KW, with common ratio as 1.5. Show the layout of gearbox and connection to the motor?

Module – IV :
12. Explain design features and types of machine tool beds with neat sketches?
13. a) Discuss the methods of improving stiffness of machine tool structures?
b) What are the methods to lower thermal stresses in machine tools? Explain with examples?

Alternate Energy Sources :
Time: 3 hours
Max. Marks: 100
a) All questions in part A are compulsory. All questions in part A carries 2marks each.
b) Answer one question from each module from Part-B. Each question carries 20 marks.

Part – A :
1. What is the need for Non Conventional Energy Sources?
2. What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle?
3. List down the properties of Methanol and Ethanol
4. What are the advantage and disadvantage of using Hydrogen as fuel in IC engines
5. What are the methods in which hydrogen can be transported?
6. Difference between natural gas, producer gas and syngas ?
7. Explain transesterification reaction?
8. Explain the working of a photovoltaic cell
9. What is a solar vehicle?
10. Explain with sketch the series layout hybrid vehicle?

Part – B :
Module-I :
11. Explain how Alcohol can be used as fuel in diesel engine? (10)
12. Explain the methods of methanol production? (10).
13. State the various methods of Ethanol production? (10).
14. Explain about the combustion characteristics of alcohols in SI Engines?(10)

Module-II :
15. Explain the modification necessary in an SI Engines to use hydrogen as fuel(10).
16. Explain the various methods for production of hydrogen gas (10)
17. What are the advantage and disadvantage of using hydrogen as fuel in automobile from safety point of view (10)
18. What are the various methods of hydrogen storage (10)

Module-III :
19. With neat sketch explain the working of KVIC model biogas plant. (10)
20. Explain various stages in biogas production (10)
21. Explain the various raw materials used for biodiesel production (10)
22. Explain the performance of different biodiesel blends in IC engines (10)

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