ENGINEERING SCIENCE WORK PANEL
Multi-position Work Panel for use with TecQuipment’s Engineering Science kits.
For use with TecQuipment’s Engineering Science kits, the Work Panel fits on any standard desk or bench top. Students, teachers or lecturers fit the parts of their kit to the Work Panel (ES1) to study or demonstrate an engineering science topic.
The Work Panel has its main panel and two supports. All are made from thick perforated metal to allow students, teachers or lecturers to fit the parts of the kits and the Work Panel in any position suitable for the experiments. TecQuipment supplies a CD-ROM with the Work Panel (ES1). This valuable resource includes reproducible worksheets, guidance notes and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments with each kit. The selection of parts in the kits and the choice of fixing points on the work panel means that teachers or lecturers may extend the experiments to an even greater range.
Each of the Engineering Science experiments are designed to fit onto the robust Work Panel which is supplied with a full set of teaching resources. These resources include reproducible work sheets with background information, theory, instructions, and spaces to write answers and plot graphs. These are backed up with a set of guidance notes for teaching staff giving typical experiment results and answers. All the students need to bring along to the lab are basic drawing instruments and a pocket calculator.
Demonstrates the mechanical advantage of different combinations of pulleys and a simple wheel and axle.
Demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of three popular drive systems - belt, chain and a universal coupling.
Demonstrates the characteristics of a mechanical toggle, crank motion and the most popular shaped cams.
For students to assemble and understand different bar linkage mechanisms.
Demonstrates the relationship between centrifugal force, radius and velocity of rotating masses.
Demonstrates how rotational friction affects the efficiency of popular machine elements.
Demonstrates the characteristics of coiled springs and how to test them.
Demonstrates how to find the centre of gravity of shapes and the relationship between angles and coplanar forces.
Demonstrates the relationship between distances and forces in rigid beams and levers.
Demonstrates the deflection of beams of different materials and dimensions, held on different supports.
Demonstrates the torsion in circular section specimens of different materials and lengths.
Shows the principles of tensile tests on specimens of different materials.
Demonstrates simple harmonic motion (oscillation) in springs and pendulums, and its usefulness.
Demonstrates the frictional and other forces on bodies and between different surfaces on a flat or inclined plane.