# Applied Mechanics (Statics)

```POKHARA UNIVERSITY
Semester – Spring
Level: Bachelor
Programme: BE
Course: Applied Mechanics (Statics)
Year
: 2010
Full Marks : 100
Pass Mark : 45
Time
: 3 hrs
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far
as practicable.
The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Attempt all the questions.
1.
a. Define point of contraflexure with an example.
b. Draw shear force and bending moment diagram of a beam
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2.
Using the method of joints and analyse the given truss.
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10KN
C
B
12KN
3.6m
A
8KN
3.
F
2.4m
D
E
4.8m
4.8m
a. Locate the centroid of the composite line shown, where a = b = d
= 60cm and c = 30 cm.
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b. Locate the moment of inertia of the area bounded by the curves
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as shown. Where a = 3 in, b = 3 in, c = 6 in, d = 4 in, r = 2 in.
4.
a. Define equilibrium. Write their conditions with illustration.
b. Two planes AC and BC are inclined at 60&deg; and 30&deg; to the
horizontal. A load of 2000 N rests on inclined in plane BC and W
on plane AC as shown in figure below. Determine the range of W
for the equilibrium. Take &micro;s for plane AC as 0.70 and that of BC
as 0.35.
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5.
a. Two Spheres A and B are placed in container as shown in figure.
Determine the reaction from the walls of the container.
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rA=12cm rB=6cm
mA=12kg mB=10kg
A
B
30o
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b. Define limiting friction. Explain the law of limiting friction.
A 120 Kg sign of uniform density measures 1.5 by 2.4 m and is
supported by a ball and socket at A and by two cables. Determine the
tension in each cable and the reaction at A.
6.
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Y
D
1.2 m
0.6 m
2.4 m
C
A
0.9 m
E
1.8 m
B
0.6 m
Z
X
1.5 m
7.
Write short notes on any two:
a. Types of support
b. Laws of dry friction
c. Parallel axis theorem
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