SD-1.18 – Braking & Accelerating Forces Apparatus

 

SD-1.18 – Braking & Accelerating Forces Apparatus

Under conditions of braking or acceleration of a road vehicle, a load transfer between front and rear wheels occurs. The problem of load transfer arises since the accelerating or braking force is not applied to the centre of gravity of the vehicle but to the point of contact of the wheels with the road.

Description

Under conditions of braking or acceleration of a road vehicle, a load transfer between front and rear wheels occurs. The problem of load transfer arises since the accelerating or braking force is not applied to the centre of gravity of the vehicle but to the point of contact of the wheels with the road.

The Braking and Accelerating Forces Apparatus has been designed to demonstrate this load transfer and to enable the student to carry out simple experiments to investigate the relationship between the forces involved in vehicle braking and acceleration. The relationship between these forces on front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive may also be demonstrated.

A “Model” Vehicle is supported on a beam load cell. The model has simulated road wheels and is drilled to receive a pin which may be inserted in varying positions to represent the centre of gravity of the vehicle.

Suitable weights, cords and pulleys are used to apply varying horizontal braking or acceleration and inertia forces to the vehicle. The apparatus is portable and may be used in either the classroom the laboratory.

Technical Specifications

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Mounting Frame: SD – 1.10

Weights:

SD – 1.01 x 2
SD – 1.02 x 2

Volume: 0.3m³
Gross weight: 24Kg

Length: 0.70m

Width: 0.3m

Height: 0.80m

Net weight: 16Kg

SD-1.18

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