All-new differential applications from Wavetrac on display at Autosport International21 Nov 2017
Wavetrac, the leaders in engineering improved grip in low traction conditions, is to launch a number of differential applications for a number of vehicles at Autosport International in January. Wavetrac is bringing to market Automatic Torque Biasing and Limited Slip Differential kits for a number of vehicle models, including the Ford Focus RS Mk3, Nissan R35 GTR and the Audi RS3 and TT-RS models.
The differential behaviour from Wavetrac applications can be altered in the field to suit the drivers’ needs. It comes standard with carbon-fibre bias plates for the best all around performance and lifetime durability. Designed to give quicker acceleration and faster cornering by driving both drive wheels instead of just one and offering an improved no-load performance when compared to other helical gear differentials on the market.
Their bias plates provide a mechanism to tune the response of the differential as a function of applied torque load. This manifests itself as an axial load from the differential pinions into the housing. This axial force is then considered a normal force into the bias plate, and as a function of the effective coefficient of friction, provide a resistive torque to the rotational motion of the differential pinions.
The resistive torque will add to the resistance of relative rotation of all components within the differential. The resistive force, however, is non-uniform since it is a function of the axial load from the differential pinions. The unbalance of the resistive torque will manifest as non-uniform energy absorption within the differential causing a bias ratio.
The Wavetrac team will be at Autosport Engineering on Stand E1064 offering a dedicated one-stop-shop for all customers and prospective clients.Register now: https://asi-2018.reg.buzz/