Global Production Engineering and Management Test Sample Questions

Global Production Engineering and Management
Test Sample Questions
Engineering Questions
1. How big is the grey area in the image below?
below (3 pts)
∗ 10
∗ 10
= 75
10 m
2. How big is the hatched area under the graph, if f(x) = x2 ? (3 zpts)
Integral of x2 between x = 0 and x = 1
Area = (3pts)
(3 points)
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3. On the object illustrated below three points are marked. The vectors of the velocity of two of
them are drawn in. Please draw in the velocity vector of P2. (3pts)
4. Please explain the formula (average velocity). (3pts)
the length of the distance covered (1,5pt) compared to the time
needed for this (1,5pt)
5. A car drives at a constant speed of 20 m/s on a ship that moves at a constant speed of 10 m/s in
the opposite direction. The ship is 60 metres long. How long does it take for the car to fall into
the water (if there is no time considered for the fall itself)? (4pts)
Vcombined = Vcar + Vship = 30 m/s (2 pts)
60m / 30 m/s = 2 s (2pts)
6. Which chemical compound is depicted below? (2pts)
Water (2pts)
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7. Which of the following models is body centered cubic (BCC), which one is face centered cubic
(FCC) and which one is hexagonal? (3pts)
BCC (1pt)
FCC (1pt)
hexagonal (1pt)
8. What are two reasons to use steel and what are two reasons to use aluminium in construction?
Steel is e.g. harder and cheaper
Aluminium is e.g. lighter and more resistant to oxidation
(1pt each reason mentioned)
9. How can you design a product that is easy to recycle? Please name two measures. (3pts)
Use recyclable materials, design it for disassembly (also: single measures, e.g. to use
screws instead of welding), (1,5 pt each; max. 3pts)
10. Please name four examples for metals. (2pts)
e.g. steel, brass, aluminium, copper, ... (0,5 pts each, max 2pts)
11. Please define the elements of the formula below. (3pts)
ω – Rotational speed (1pt)
v – tangential speed (1pt)
r – radial distance
12. Please arrange the following materials according to their electrical conductivity: rubber, iron,
silver. Begin with the least conductive one. (3pts)
Ruber, iron, silver (3pts)
13. Why is copper often used for electrical wires and components, instead of a material with a
higher electrical conductivity? (3pts)
Only silver has a higher electrical conductivity, but is more expensive. (3pts) Also:
superconductive materials not yet viable for different reasons.
14. What are two reasons, why gas turbines are usually not used in non-military vehicles? What big
advantage do gas turbines have in energy production, especially in regard to wind and solar
energy? (4pts):
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Heavy, expensive, noise, fireproofing / thermal blanketing required, …. (1pt each, max. 2pts)
The start-up of gas turbines is relatively fast so they can be used, when there is not enough
wind or sun shining (2pts) Other good reasons are also appreciated.
15. Which electrical component is illustrated below and what is its purpose? (3pts)
A relay. E.g. to control a
high power circuit by a
low-power signal, or
when several circuits
must be controlled by
one signal (3pts)
16. Please convert the following decimal number into a binary one (3pts):
1210 = 1100 2 (3pts)
17. What is the output (question mark) of the following circuit diagram? 1 or 0? (3pts)
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Management Questions
1. What does the abbreviation CEO mean? (3pts)
Chief (1pt) Executive (1pt) Officer (1pt)
2. Please name three examples of stakeholders of an organisation? (3pts)
Employees, NGOs, banks, customers, suppliers, … (1pt each, max 3pts)
3. What are shareholders? (3pts)
A shareholder (or stockholder) is an individual or organisation that owns shares/stocks of a
corporation. (3pts)
4. Where is borrowed capital located in the balance sheet? Is it listed as assets, as liabilities or
is it not shown in the balance sheet at all? (3pts)
It is listed as liabilities (3pts)
5. Please name three of the Michael Porter’s “Five Forces” (3pts)
the threat of substitute products or services, the threat of established rivals, the threat of new
entrants; the bargaining power of suppliers, the bargaining power of customers.
(one point for each underlined, max 3pts)
6. Which organisation structure is shown in the image below? Which other organisation
structures exist? Name two of them. (3pts)
The image shows a
functional organization
structure. (1pt)
Other structures are (1pt each;
max. 2pts):
 Matrix management
 Divisional/product
 (Regional structure)
7. Who was John Maynard Keynes? (2pts)
A British economist. (2pts)
8. What does “time to break even” mean? (3pts)
The time required until the returns equal the investment (3pts)
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Manufacturing Questions
1. Why is diamond used for coating tool? What is a disadvantage? (3pts)
Hardness, wear resistance,...
It is expensive, carbon affinity of steel,…
2. Please name the respective manufacturing processes to the tools shown below. (3pts)
grinding (1pt)
honing (1pt)
sawing (1pt)
3. What is a typical application for honing? (2pts)
E.g. The finishing of cylinders for internal combustion engines. (2pts)
4. What kind of manufacturing process can be done at the workplace illustrated below? (3pts)
Grinding (3pts)
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5. Which component is illustrated in the drawing and what is it good for? (3pts)
Rolling-element bearing (1,5pts)
circular motion of the pieces attached to
the round elements with very little rolling
resistance and with little sliding. (1,5pts)
6. What is the name of this instrument and what is it good for? (3pts)
A wrench (or spanner) (1,5pts)
e.g to fasten nuts or other rotary fasteners (1,5pts)
9. Name two methods for programming industrial robots? (3pts)
Teach-in, Master-Slave, Play-Back, textual
programming, CAD-based programming,
task-oriented programming (1,5pts each,
max 3pts)
10. Please name two advantages of automation and two advantages of manual manufacturing
Manual: e.g. smaller investment costs, higher flexibility, value proposition (marketing),...(1pt
each, max 2pts)
Automation: e.g. higher economies of scale, constant quality and output quantity, faster,...
(1pt each, max 2pts)
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11. Which components are these? (3pts)
radial engine (1,5pts)
Turbocharger (1,5pts)
12. What means CNC and what was its predecessor technology? (3pts)
It means: Computerized Numerical Control (2pts)
Its predecessor was Numerical Control (NC) (1pt)