Design and Construction of Block and Tackle Pulley System Using Locally Available Resources.
Physics students are finding it difficult to pass questions on applications in simple mechanics since they are taught in a way that they cannot see these machines in reality working. To improve their performance, at least one of the machines has to be designed to work as a teaching aid such as a pulley system such that students can use them to experiment as they learn how they work. This project, therefore, is about the design and construction of a Block and Tackle Pulley System using locally available materials. The overall implementation of this work involves knowledge of the physics of mechanics, particularly simple machines. As a case study, I used a fixed pulley and a moveable pulley in the construction of an improvised Block and Tackle system. I hypothesize that using a fixed pulley and a movable pulley increases mechanical advantage. Therefore, my improvised block and tackle system was constructed using a fixed pulley, a moveable pulley, a rope, a Hole cutter/hole saw, a Baw saw, a Plane, a Tape measure, a Pencil, a Grooving machine, a Jig saw, Hammer.
Design, Construction, Block, Tackle Pulley System, Locally, Resources
Asaba, Patrick (2023). Design and Construction of Block and Tackle Pulley System Using Locally Available Resources. Kabale: Kabale University.