# A 5.0cm diameter steel shaft has 0.10mm clearance all around its bushing at 20 degree Celsius.If the bushing temperature remains constant, at what temperature will the shaft begin to bind? Steel...

A 5.0cm diameter steel shaft has 0.10mm clearance all around its bushing at 20 degree Celsius.

If the bushing temperature remains constant, at what temperature will the shaft begin to bind? Steel has linear expansion coefficient of 11x10^6/degree Celsius.

Multiple Choice:

A) 353 degree Celsius

B) 333 degree Celsius

C) 53 degree Celsius

D) 680 degree Celsius

neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The measrement of the shaft diameter  at 20 C is 5.cm. Since it has clearance of 0.1mm around, the diameter has to expand by  0.1mm*2 = 0.2mm =0.02cm.

Since the coefficient of linear expansion of steal is 11*10^-6 /C, the expansion by x degree raise in temperature raise is = 5cm*(11*10^-6)*x and this should be equal to 0.02cm.Therefore,

(5cm)(11*10^-6)x = 0.02cm. Solving for x,

x=0.02/(5cm)(11*10^-6) = 363.63 to be raised from 20 degree.

krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The shaft will begin to bind when due to increasing temperature the diameter of shaft will increase to cover completely the clearance between the shaft and the bushing.

Given shaft diameter = D = 5 cm = 50 mm

Clearance between shaft and bushing = 0.1 mm all around

Initial temperature of shaft = t = 20 degree C

Linear coefficient of expansion = E = 11*18^-6 /degree C

As the clearance between shaft and bushing is all around, the increase in diameter of shaft (d) when the shaft just fill the clearance completely is twice the clearance. Thus:

d = 2*Clearance = 2*0.1 = 0.2 mm

The temperature rise (T) when the diameter D will expand by d is given by formula:

T = (d/D)/E = (0.2/50)/(11*10^-6) = 363.63 C

Temperature of shaft when it begins to bind is initial temperature (t) plus increase in temperature (T).

Therefore temperature of shaft = t +T = 20 + 363.63 = 383.63

= 383 C (rounding off to nearest unit number)