This unit "MFD" has been designed to carry out experiments to investigate the relationship between the normal force acting on the brake pads, the effective radius of the brake pads and the braking torque.
The brake pads are located on bell crank levers to which the load hangers may be attached. A load beam is supplied for use when carrying out experiments with two brake pads. The support shafts are drilled and pins provided so that the bell crank levers can be located in different radial positions.
Different brake pads materials can be tested.
The braking torque can be determined by attaching masses or weights to a cord wrapped round the pulley on the disc shaft.
With this unit we can study and carry out experiments to investigate:
- Normal force acting on the brake pads.
- Friction and material suitability of the brake pads.
- Determination of the effective radius of the brake pads.
- Determination of the braking torque.