GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Mechanical Engineering: Questions 1 of 133

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Appeared in Year: 2002

Question

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The principles of motion economy are mostly used while conducting

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a. A feasibility study of the proposed manufacturing plant.
b. A method study on an operation
c. A time study on an operation
d. A financial appraisal of an operation

Answer

b.

Explanation

The principles of motion economy are mostly used while conducting a method study on an operation.

Method study is a set of techniques developed to divide a job into smaller part followed by its rearrangement to make it more effective and productive.

To facilate micro motion study Gilberth divided all the basic hand and eye motion into its fundamental motion known as therblig. One was added later on. Now there are total eighteen therbligs. Each therblig has a specific symbol, notation and colour for recording purpose.