'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
Differential gears are used in the back axel of a vehicle.
Using a differential gear connected to the drive wheels means that the wheels themselves can move independantly of each other.
This allows the vehicle to manage different wheel speeds without locking up the axel and causing the car to slide or flip over.
Types of differential gearing:
Parts of a standard (Open) differential gear system:
1: Axel shafts
2: Ring gear
3: Differential side gear
4: Differential pinion
6: Drive pinion
7: Drive shaft
Task 1: Download the worksheet below and label the parts of the standard differential gear system.
Write a short description of how the differential works.
Task 2: Download and complete the worksing sheet on locking differentials
Viscious Limited Slip Differential - VLSD