This kit includes three different drive systems, which fit on to a work panel, to show their relative advantages and disadvantages. Students test a universal coupling, a belt drive and a chain drive to see how they work and how they differ in the way they transfer motion (power). The kit includes extra parts to help show the importance of the angle of lap around a pulley and its relationship with friction. The kit introduces students to key engineering terms such as gear ratio, pulley ratio and efficiency. Worksheets, guidance notes and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments are supplied with the work panel.
Essential base unit and kit must be ordered separately.
Learning objectives/experiments include:
- Power transfer, efficiency and direction in a belt drive
- Power transfer and efficiency in a chain drive
- Friction and angle of lap on a pulley
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