Questions & Answers of Brakes and Clutches

Weightage of Brakes and Clutches

Total 6 Questions have been asked from Brakes and Clutches topic of Machine Design subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 2.00.

A disc clutch with a single friction surface has coefficient of friction equal to 0.3. The maximum pressure which can be imposed on the friction material is 1.5 MPa. The outer diameter of the clutch plate is 200 mm and its internal diameter is 100 mm. Assuming uniform wear theory for the clutch plate, the maximum torque (in N.m) that can be transmitted is _______

A drum brake is shown in the figure. The drum is rotating in anticlockwise direction. The coefficient of friction between drum and shoe is 0.2. The dimensions shown in the figure are in mm. The braking torque (in N.m) for the brake shoe is _______

A four-wheel vehicle of mass 1000 kg moves uniformly in a straight line with the wheels revolving at 10 rad/s. The wheels are identical, each with a radius of 0.2 m. Then a constant braking torque is applied to all the wheels and the vehicle experiences a uniform deceleration. For the vehicle to stop in 10 s, the braking torque (in N.m) on each wheel is _______

A band brake having band-width of 80mm, drum diameter of 250mm, coefficient of friction of 0.25 and angle of wrap of 270 degrees is required to exert a friction torque of 1000N-m. The maximum tension (in kN) developed in the band is

A clutch has outer and inner diameters 100mm and 40 mm respectively. Assuming a uniform pressure of 2 MPa and coefficient of friction of liner material 0.4, the torque carrying capacity of the clutch is

A block-brake shown below has a face width of 300 mm and a mean co-efficient of friction of 0.25.  For an activating force of 400 N, the braking torque in Nm is