# GATE Questions & Answers of Springs

## What is the Weightage of Springs in GATE Exam?

Total 3 Questions have been asked from Springs topic of Machine Design subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.67.

If the wire diameter of a compressive helical spring is increased by 2%, the change in spring stiffness (in %) is _____ (correct to two decimal places).

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A helical compression spring made of a wire of circular cross-section is subjected to a compressive load. The maximum shear stress induced in the cross-section of the wire is 24 MPa. For the same compressive load, if both the wire diameter and the mean coil diameter are doubled, the maximum shear stress (in MPa) induced in the cross-section of the wire is___________

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A compression spring is made of music wire of 2mm diameter having a shear strength and shear modulus of 800 MPa and 80 GPa respectively. The mean coil diameter is 20mm, free length is 40mm and the number of active coils is 10. If the mean coil diameter is reduced to 10mm, the stiffness of the spring is approximately