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A safety clutch is mounted on the drive shaft of a mower cutter bar. The clutch disc is active on both sides and has inner and outer diameters of 6 and 14 cm respectively. The friction co-efficient of the material of the clutch has to start slipping at 10Nm torque, the pressure acting on the clutch plate (assuming uniform pressure conditions) will be _______

(a) 53.04 kPa

(b) 13.26 kPa

(c) 7.96 kPa

(d) 25.18 kPa

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Right choice is (d) 25.18 kPa

For explanation I would say: T = \(\frac{2}{3}\) nμW \(\left[\frac{r0^3-ri^3}{r0^2-ri^2}\right] \)

= \(\frac{2}{3}\)nμpπ(r0^2-ri^2) \(\left[\frac{r0^3-ri^3}{r0^2-ri^2}\right] \)

P = \(\frac{3T}{2nμπ(r0^3-ri^3)} = \frac{3*10}{2*2*0.3*π \{ 0.07^3-0.03^3 \}}\) = 25182.74 Nm^-2

P = 25.18 kPa

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