## What is Dynamic Analysis of Linkages ?

While doing the force analysis of a moving mechanism we need to consider the inertia forces generated due to motion of the masses, such analysis is known as dynamic force analysis. Identifying the forces at one or more points on linkages is important in mechanism design.

## Weightage of Dynamic Analysis of Linkages

Total 4 Questions have been asked from Dynamic Analysis of Linkages topic of Theory of Machines subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.50.

A slider crank mechanism is shown in the figure. At some instant, the crank angle is $45^\circ$ and a force of 40 N is acting towards the left on the slider. The length of the crank is 30 mm and the connecting rod is 70 mm. Ignoring the effect of gravity, friction and inertial forces, the magnitude of the crankshaft torque (in Nm) needed to keep the mechanism in equilibrium is _________ (correct to two decimal places).

The forces $F_1$ and $F_2$ in a brake band and the direction of rotation of the drum are as shown in the figure. The coefficient of friction is 0.25. The angle of wrap is $3\mathrm\pi/2$ radians. It is given that $R=1$ m and $F_2=1\;N$. The torque (in N-m) exerted on the drum is _________