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Write the classification of follower (i) As per shape (ii) As per motion. Draw sketch of any one follower.

Classification of follower:
i) As per shape:

Knife-edge follower: When the contacting end of the follower has a sharp knife edge, it is
called a knife edge follower.
• Roller follower: When the contacting end of the follower is a roller, it is called a roller follower.
• Flat faced or mushroom follower: When the contacting end of the follower is a perfectly flat
face, it is called a flat faced follower and when the flat faced follower is circular, it is then called a
mushroom follower.

Write any two functions and applications of clutch.

Functions of clutch:
i) A clutch is a device used to transmit rotary motion of one shaft to the other shaft when desired.
ii) A clutch is a device used for engaging and disengaging the engine crank shaft instantaneously
when desired by the driver.

Differentiate between mechanism and machine.

Difference between Mechanism & machine

Primary function is used to transmit or
modify the motion.
It is not used to transmit the force.
A mechanism is a single system to
transfer the motion
eg.i) In watch, energy stored on winding
the spring is used to move hands.
ii) An indicator is used to draw P-V
diagram of engine

Explain the working of Scotch Yoke mechanism with neat sketch.

Scotch yoke mechanism. This mechanism is used for converting rotary motion into a reciprocating motion. The inversion is obtained by fixing either the link 1 or link 3. In Fig. link 1 is
fixed. In this mechanism, when the link 2 (which corresponds to crank) rotates about B as centre,
the link 4 (which corresponds to a frame) reciprocates. The fixed link 1 guides the frame



Explain with neat sketch method of drawing displacement diagram for SHM of follower.

The displacement diagram is drawn as follows for SHM of follower :
1. Draw a semi-circle on the follower stroke as diameter.
2. Divide the semi-circle into any number of even equal parts (say eight).
3. Divide the angular displacements of the cam during out stroke and return stroke into the
same number of equal parts.
4. The displacement diagram is obtained by projecting the points as shown in Figure

Compare Belt Drive and Chain Drive (four points)



Slip may occur
No slip (Positive drive)

For low Velocity Ratio
For moderate Velocity Ratio

For large centre distance
For moderate centre distance

Space requires

Not required

cost Less

Floor Mill, Compressor,Conveyors
Bicycle, Automobile



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