TM-1320 Ackerman Steering Apparatus

This apparatus is designed to demonstrate the concept of Ackerman steering system which is widely used in automobiles. The apparatus is model of Ackerman steering having angular scale on both sides in order to read relative deflection, pointers, a center bolt for rotation and a long screw to change the lengths of connecting arms.

In Ackerman steering, four bar chain mechanism is used in the turning of vehicle. Two front wheels must turn about the instantaneous canter which lies on the axis of the back wheel.

Description

This apparatus is designed to demonstrate the concept of Ackerman steering system which is widely used in automobiles. The apparatus is model of Ackerman steering having angular scale on both sides in order to read relative deflection, pointers, a center bolt for rotation and a long screw to change the lengths of connecting arms.

In Ackerman steering, four bar chain mechanism is used in the turning of vehicle. Two front wheels must turn about the instantaneous canter which lies on the axis of the back wheel.