Desciption of Wheel and Axle Apparatus
The dual diameter wheel has an axle supported on simple pivots in a sturdy wall mounting bracket. Each wheel has a cord wrapped around its periphery. The cords can be wrapped in either direction around each wheel. A load hanger is added to each cord allowing loading of the wheels using the calibrated weights set provided.
Wheel and Axle Apparatus Using the hangers and weights allows the experimental determination of velocity ratio and comparison with calculated values. Students can also determine the variation of effort with load and the variation of efficiency with load.
Experimental Capabilities of Wheel and Axle Apparatus
Specification of Wheel and Axle Apparatus