HFC21 Centrifugal Force Apparatus

HFC21 Centrifugal Force Apparatus

This apparatus is used to verify that centrifugal force varies with the square of the speed, the rotating mass, and the radius of gyration.

The bench-mounted unit houses a speed-controlled motor, which carries a horizontal assembly. This assembly comprises a boom which rotates up to 350rpm and onto which sliding weights are fitted and adjusted. The weights are attached to centrifugal rods, which move outwards during rotation and through crank levers apply a force to an integral load cell.

The speed of rotation of the boom is displayed on the front panel along with the digital force reading. A unique feature is that all three variables can be set and the centrifugal force directly read from the digital force display.

Six masses are supplied along with all the necessary tools, spares and accessories.

A comprehensive instruction manual for student and lecturer are supplied along with a 2-year warranty.

HFC21 Centrifugal Force Apparatus

HFC21 Centrifugal Force Apparatus

  • To verify that centrifugal force on a rotating mass is proportional to the mass, the radius of gyration and the square of the speed
  • To consists of a built in variable speed drive, rotation assembly; digital tachometer and digital force display
  • To be supplied with 6 masses, of 100g each
  • Sliding adjustment of masses
  • Rotating arm fully guarded
  • Transparent safety cover
  • An instruction manual for student and lecturer provided
  • All tools and accessories supplied
  • 2 year warranty

 

  • To verify that the centrifugal force on a rotating mass is proportional to the: -
  1. Square of the speed
  2. Mass
  3. Radius of gyration
  •  To compare the experimental results with those calculated from theory