# GATE Mechanical Engineering 2021 SET-1

 Question 1
If $y(x)$ satisfies the differential equation

$(\sin x)\frac{dy}{dx}+y \cos x =1$

subject to the condition $y(\pi /2)=\pi /2$, then $y(\pi /6)$ is
 A 0 B $\frac{\pi}{6}$ C $\frac{\pi}{3}$ D $\frac{\pi}{2}$
Engineering Mathematics   Differential Equations
Question 1 Explanation:
\begin{aligned} \frac{d y}{d x}+y \cot x&=\text{cosec} x\\ 1.F. \qquad&=e^{\int \cot x d x}=e^{\log \sin x}=\sin x\\ \Rightarrow \quad y(\sin x)&=\int \text{cosec} x \sin x d x+c\\ \Rightarrow \qquad y \sin x&=x+c\\ \Rightarrow \qquad \frac{\pi}{2} \sin \frac{\pi}{2} & =\frac{\pi}{2}+c \\ \Rightarrow \qquad \frac{\pi}{2} & =\frac{\pi}{2}+c \quad \Rightarrow c=0 \\ \Rightarrow \qquad y \sin x & =x\\ \Rightarrow \qquad y \sin \frac{\pi}{6}&=\frac{\pi}{6}\\ \Rightarrow \qquad y\left(\frac{1}{2}\right) &=\frac{\pi}{6} \\ \Rightarrow y &=\frac{\pi}{3} \end{aligned}
 Question 2
The value of $\lim_{x \to 0}\left ( \frac{1- \cos x}{x^2} \right )$ is
 A $\frac{1}{4}$ B $\frac{1}{3}$ C $\frac{1}{2}$ D 1
Engineering Mathematics   Calculus
Question 2 Explanation:
\begin{aligned} \lim _{x \rightarrow 0}\left(\frac{1-\cos x}{x^{2}}\right)&=? \;\;\;\;\;\;\left(\frac{0}{0} \text { form }\right) \\ \text { Applying } L \cdot H \text { rule } & =\lim _{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{\sin x}{2 x}\left(\frac{0}{0}\right)=\lim _{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{\cos x}{2}=\frac{1}{2} \end{aligned}
 Question 3
The Dirac-delta function $(\delta (t-t_0)) \text{ for }t,t_0 \in \mathbb{R},$ has the following property

$\int_{a}^{b}\varphi (t)\delta (t-t_0)dt=\left\{\begin{matrix} \varphi (t_0) & a \lt t_0 \lt b\\ 0 &\text{otherwise} \end{matrix}\right.$

The Laplace transform of the Dirac-delta function $\delta (t-a)$ for $a \gt 0$;
$\mathcal{L} (\delta (t-a))=F(s)$ is
 A 0 B $\infty$ C $e^{sa}$ D $e^{-sa}$
Engineering Mathematics   Differential Equations
Question 3 Explanation:
\begin{aligned} \because \qquad \int_{0}^{-} f(t) \delta(t-a) d t&=f(a) \\ \therefore \qquad L\{\delta(t-a)\}&=\int_{0}^{-} e^{-s t} \delta(t-a) d t=e^{-a s} \end{aligned}
 Question 4
The ordinary differential equation $\frac{dy}{dt}=-\pi y$ subject to an initial condition $y(0)=1$ is solved numerically using the following scheme:

$\frac{y(t_{n+1})-y(t_n)}{h}=-\pi y(t_n)$

where $h$ is the time step, $t_n=nh,$ and $n=0,1,2,...$. This numerical scheme is stable for all values of $h$ in the interval.
 A $0 \lt h \lt \frac{2}{\pi}$ B $0 \lt h \lt 1$ C $0 \lt h \lt \frac{\pi}{2}$ D for all $h \gt 0$
Engineering Mathematics   Differential Equations
Question 4 Explanation:
\begin{aligned} \frac{y\left(t_{n+1}\right)-y\left(t_{n}\right)}{h} &=-\pi y\left(t_{n}\right) \\ y_{n+1} &=-\pi / y_{n}+y_{n}=(-\pi h+1) y_{n} \end{aligned}
It is recursion relation between $y_{n+1}$ and $y_{n}$
So solution will be stable if
\begin{aligned} |-\pi h+1| & \lt 1 \\ -1 \lt -\pi h+1 & \lt 1 \\ -2 \lt -\pi h & \lt 0 \\ 0 & \lt \pi h \lt 2 \\ 0 & \lt h \lt \frac{2}{\pi} \end{aligned}
Therefore option (A) is correct.
 Question 5
Consider a binomial random variable $X$. If $X_1,X_2,..., X_n$ are independent and identically distributed samples from the distribution of $X$ with sum $Y=\sum_{i=1}^{n}X_i$, then the distribution of $Y$ as $n\rightarrow \infty$ can be approximated as
 A Exponential B Bernoulli C Binomial D Normal
Engineering Mathematics   Probability and Statistics
 Question 6
The loading and unloading response of a metal is shown in the figure. The elastic and plastic strains corresponding to 200 MPa stress, respectively, are A 0.01 and 0.01 B 0.02 and 0.01 C 0.01 and 0.02 D 0.02 and 0.02
Strength of Materials   Stress and Strain
Question 6 Explanation:
Elastic strain : Which can be recovered $= 0.03 - 0.01 = 0.02$
Plastic strain : Permanent strain $= 0.01$
 Question 7
In a machining operation, if a cutting tool traces the workpiece such that the directrix is perpendicular to the plane of the generatrix as shown in figure, the surface generated is A plane B cylindrical C spherical D a surface of revolution
Manufacturing Engineering   Machining and Machine Tool Operation
Question 7 Explanation: Question 8
The correct sequence of machining operations to be performed to finish a large diameter through hole is
 A drilling, boring, reaming B boring, drilling, reaming C drilling, reaming, boring D boring, reaming, drilling
Manufacturing Engineering   Machining and Machine Tool Operation
Question 8 Explanation:
Drilling: to produce a hole, which then may be followed by boring it to improve its dimensional accuracy and surface finish.

Boring: to enlarge a hole or cylindrical cavity made by a previous process or to produce circular internal grooves.

Reaming: is an operation used to (a) make an existing hole dimensionally more accurate than can br achived by drilling alone and (b) improve its surface finish. The most accurate holes in workpieces generally are produced by the following sequence of operation.

Centering -> Drilling -> Boring -> Reaming.
 Question 9
In modern CNC machine tools, the backlash has been eliminated by
 A preloaded ballscrews B rack and pinion C ratchet and pinion D slider crank mechanism
Manufacturing Engineering   Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Question 9 Explanation: Question 10
Consider the surface roughness profile as shown in the figure. The center line average roughness ($R_a \text{ in }\mu m$) of the measured length (L) is
 A 0 B 1 C 2 D 4
Manufacturing Engineering   Metrology and Inspection
Question 10 Explanation:
$R_{G}=\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n} y}{n}=\frac{4}{4}=1$
There are 10 questions to complete.

### 1 thought on “GATE Mechanical Engineering 2021 SET-1”

1. Great job. Can you add the marks for each question so we can differentiate between 2- and 1-mark questions? 