A load transfer between front and rear wheels takes place under conditions of braking or acceleration of a vehicle (a car for example).
The problem of load transfer occurs since the accelerating or braking force is not applied to the centre of gravity of the vehicle but to the point of contact of the wheels with the road.
The MFF unit has been designed to demonstrate and study this load transfer.
This unit allows to carry out practices and experiments to study the relationship between the forces involved in car braking and acceleration.
The MFF unit also allows the demonstration of the relationship between these forces on front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive.
This unit is mounted on an anodized aluminium and steel structure. A car model is supported on a beam load cell and has road wheels. A pin can be inserted in different positions to represent the centre of gravity of the car.
Pulleys, weigths and cords are used to apply different horizontal braking or acceleration and inertia forces to the car.
In order to carry out some of the practices with MMF unit, 2 Sets of weights “A type” and 1 Set of weights “B type” are required.
Manuals:This unit is supplied with the following manuals: Required services, Assembly and Installation, Starting-up, Security, Maintenance and Practices manual.
Dimensions: 800 x 600 x 800 mm. approx. (31.50 x 23.62 x 31.50 inches approx.).
Weight: 20 Kg. approx. (44 pounds approx.).
Some Practical Possibilities of the Unit:
1- Investigation of the relationship between the forces involved in vehicle braking and acceleration.
2- Study of the inertia force.
3- Demonstration of the relationship between these forces on front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive.
4- Study of the load transfer between front and rear wheels.
5- Study of different conditions varying the position of the centre of gravity.
6- Appplication of the accelerating or braking force on different points of the centre of gravity.