1955-01-01

Design, Evaluation, and Selection Of Heavy-Duty Rear Axles 550231

HEAVY-DUTY rear axles are analyzed in this paper - the first L. Ray Buckendale Lecture to be delivered.
The author presents a practical method of evaluating heavy-duty rear axles, with emphasis on performance and axle ratio.
The major part of the paper is devoted to a discussion of the four functions of rear axles, as follows: (1) To carry the load, (2) to transmit driving torque, (3) to allow differential action, and (4) to help stop the vehicle.

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