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Mechanical Gears

Subject : engineering
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. For a pulley and belt - is the speed increased - decreased - or constant?






2. For a rack and pinion - the ___________ is reversible






3. For a rack and pinion - the flow of power is...






4. When a big gear turns a small one - the output provides more... but less... than the input.






5. For rack and pinion - if the diameter of the pinion gear were increased - would the rack move a shorter or longer distance?






6. For a worm and wheel - is the torque increased - decreased - or constant?






7. For a crank and slider - the input to this system is what type of motion?






8. For a rack and pinion - what is the type of output movement? what distance does the rack move with one revolution of the crank?






9. For a simple gear with idler - compare the direction of travel between input and output gears.






10. For a pulley and belt - what is the position of the input shaft compared to the output shaft?






11. For a rack and pinion - what is the type of input movement?






12. For a cam and follower - how many times does the follower move up and down with one revolution of the crank?






13. For a lead screw - the flow of power is ____reversible






14. For a crown and pinion - the direction of ____ is reversible






15. For a crown and pinion - what is the gear ratio?






16. For a universal joint - do the input and output shafts turn in the...






17. For a universal joint - is the speed increased - decreased - or constant?






18. For a universal joint - the torque...






19. For a pulley and belt - the input shaft does not turn in the same direction as the output shaft if the belt...






20. For a crank and slider - the output of this system is what type of motion?






21. For a crown and pinion - is the torque increased - decreased - or constant?






22. For a crank and slider - how far does the slider move each revolution of the crank?






23. For a simple gear with idler - predict what the direction of travel would be between the input and output gears if the idler gear is eliminated from the mechanism.






24. For a crown and pinion - what is the angle of the input shaft compared to the output shaft?






25. In a mechanism - when the input goes from a small gear to an output which is a larger gear - the speed will... When this happens - the amount of torque will....






26. For a simple gear with idler - is the speed increased - decreased - or constant?






27. For a simple gear with idler - what is the gear ratio?






28. For a bevel gear assembly - what is the gear ratio?






29. For a crown and pinion - is the speed increased - decreased - or constant?






30. For a simple gear with idler - is the torque increased - decreased - or constant?






31. For a lead screw - what is the type of output movement?






32. For a simple gear with idler - the position of the ________ compared to the output shaft is parallel.






33. For a pulley and belt - the input shaft turn in the _____ direction as the output shaft






34. For a pulley and belt - what is the input to output ratio?






35. For a universal joint - what is the angular range between the input shaft and the output shaft in which this mechanism will work?






36. For a _____ gear assembly - the flow of power is reversible






37. For a __________- the flow of power is not reversible






38. For a bevel gear assembly - what is the angle of the input shaft compared to the output shaft?






39. For a cam and follower - what is the type of output movement?






40. For a simple gear with idler - the ______ is reversible






41. In the pulley and belt mechanism - you held onto the output of the mechanism and tried to stop movement to test for the mechanism's...






42. For a pulley and belt - is the torque increased - decreased - or constant?






43. For a universal joint - what is the speed ratio of the input shaft to the output shaft?






44. For a worm and wheel - what is the angle of the input shaft compared to the output shaft?






45. For a crank and slider - the flow of power...






46. The difference between linear and reciprocating mechanisms is that in a linear mechanism - in order to make the output move in the opposite direction - you have to turn the input... In a reciprocating mechanism - the mechanism moves...... when the in






47. For a cam and follower - the ______ of travel is reversible






48. For a cam and follower - what is the type of input movement?






49. For a bevel gear assembly - is the speed increased - decreased - or constant?






50. For a worm and wheel - what is the gear ratio?