1968-02-01

Some Design Considerations of Heavy Duty Clutches 680629

Basic considerations in the design of clutches are discussed: friction elements during engagement, friction material, single or multiplate design, type of cooling, hardware. After a description of the operation of clutch engagement, each is considered in turn. The author concludes that the heat generated during engagement affects every factor contributing to clutch torque capacity. This heat cannot be eliminated, but can be reduced through design.

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