1

GATE ME 2003

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

The overall gear ratio in a 2 stage speed reduction gear box (with all spur gears) is 12. The input and output shafts of the gear box are collinear. The countershafts which is parallel to the input and output shafts has a gear (Z

_{2}teeth) and pinion (Z_{3}= 15 teeth) to mesh with pinion (Z_{1}= 16 teeth) on the input shafts and gear (Z_{4}teeth) on the output shafts respectively. It was decided to use a gear ratio of 4 with 3 module in the first stage and 4 module in the second stage.Z_{2} and Z_{4} are

2

GATE ME 2003

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

The overall gear ratio in a 2 stage speed reduction gear box (with all spur gears) is 12. The input and output shafts of the gear box are collinear. The countershafts which is parallel to the input and output shafts has a gear (Z

_{2}teeth) and pinion (Z_{3}= 15 teeth) to mesh with pinion (Z_{1}= 16 teeth) on the input shafts and gear (Z_{4}teeth) on the output shafts respectively. It was decided to use a gear ratio of 4 with 3 module in the first stage and 4 module in the second stage.The centre distance in the second stage is

3

GATE ME 2001

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

The sun gear in the figure is driven clockwise at 100 rpm. The ring gear is held stationary. For the number of teeth shown on the gears, the arm rotations at

4

GATE ME 1995

Subjective

+2

-0

**List $$I$$ (Gear types)**

(a) Worm gears

(b) Cross helical gears

(c) Bevel gears

(d) Spur gears

**List $$II$$ (Applications)**

1. Parallel shafts

2. Non-parallel, intersecting shafts

3. Non-parallel, non intersecting shafts

4. Large speed ratios

Questions Asked from Gears and Gear Trains (Marks 2)

Number in Brackets after Paper Indicates No. of Questions

GATE ME Subjects

Engineering Mechanics

Strength of Materials

Theory of Machines

Engineering Mathematics

Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics

Turbo Machinery

Heat Transfer

Thermodynamics

Production Engineering

Industrial Engineering

General Aptitude