1955-01-01

Progress of Torque Converters 550237

A COMPREHENSIVE survey of torque converters — their history, description, characteristics, and applications — is presented in this paper.
Fluid-flow diagrams, performance curves, and diagrammatic sketches accompanying the text illustrate the various types of torque converters most used.
The many advantages of the torque converter transmission listed in this paper are responsible for its wide use in the industrial, military, and both off- and on-highway installations, as well as the familiar city-bus and passenger-car applications described here.

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