[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

RE: TORSEN's er what

I believe that this is done thermally. Standard viscous diffs work
beause the side that is spinning more heats the fluid, increasing its
viscosity and thus shifting power to the slower moving side. By adding a
few thermocouples and a resistance heater, you should be able to control
the viscosity of each side of the diff independantly. Wa La! Adjustable


>-----Original Message-----
>From:	rawaudi@frugal.com [SMTP:rawaudi@frugal.com]
>Sent:	Sunday, December 15, 1996 7:46 AM
>To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:	Re: TORSEN's er what
>>  If you
>>use a "standard" viscous diff, then add a coupla 12v wires to control
>>viscosity, you have adj bias....  
>Hummmm, what kind of fluid can you electrically (or magnetically) control
>the viscosity?  Can I use this stuff to make electrically adjustable shocks?
>Robert Wheeldon
>'90 V8Q
>Principal Engineer
>Boeing Commercial Airplane