ACCELERATION & STATIC TEST STAND
A separate ‘Acceleration and Static Test Stand’ (TM1018a) gives extra experiments in measuring angular acceleration and static efficiency. You may use clamps to mount the Test Stand temporarily on the edge of a desk, but TecQuipment recommend a more permanent fixing to the desk or to a wall.
The test stand includes sets of weights to apply turning forces to the shaft of a flywheel (included as standard) or the gear drive from the TM1018. A sensor and a multiline display automatically calculate angular acceleration. Students use this to find inertia by experiment.
The flywheel forms a simplified version of one of the gears in the gear drive, to provide a starting point in understanding inertia calculations of more complex gear drives. The test stand also allows simple static efficiency tests on the gear drive for comparison with those from dynamic tests on the base unit. A slot to the front of the test stand holds a tray (supplied) to store your weights and other loose items.