GATE Questions & Answers of Virtual Work

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Total 5 Questions have been asked from Virtual Work topic of Engineering Mechanics subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 2.00.

A block R of mass 100 kg  is placed on a block S of mass 150 kg as shown in the figure.Block R is tied to the wall by a massless and  inextensible string PQ.If the coefficient of static friction for all surfaces is 0.4, the minimum force F (in n kN) needed to move the block S is

A block weighing 200 N is in contact with a level plane whose coefficients of static and kinetic friction are 0.4 and 0.2, respectively. The block is acted upon by a horizontal force (in newton) P=10t, where t denotes the time in seconds. The velocity (in m/s) of the block attained after 10 seconds is _______

A truck accelerates up a 10° incline with a crate of 100 kg. Value of static coefficient of friction between the crate and the truck surface is 0.3. The maximum value of acceleration (in m/s2) of the truck such that the crate does not slide down is _______

A body of mass (M) 10 kg is initially stationary on a 45° inclined plane as shown in figure. The coefficient of dynamic friction between the body and the plane is 0.5. The body slides down the plane and attains a velocity of 20 m/s. The distance travelled (in meter) by the body along the plane is _______

A wardrobe (mass 100 kg, height 4 m, width 2 m, depth 1 m), symmetric about the Y-Y axis, stands on a rough level floor as shown in the figure. A force P is applied at mid-height on the wardrobe so as to tip it about point Q without slipping. What are the minimum values of the force (in newton) and the static coefficient of friction μ between the floor and the wardrobe, respectively?