Effect of mounting errors on cardan-type universal joint kinematics

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Homogeneous coordinate-transformation matrices are used to analyze a Cardan-type universal joint whose input and output shafts do not intersect because of mounting tolerance errors. It is found that such mounting errors induce double-frequency axial motion at the output joint of magnitude comparable to that of the error. To avoid this sliding motion it is important that the offset between the input and output axes which results from mounting errors be held to as close a tolerance as is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Congress and Exposition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Feb 29 1988Mar 4 1988


OtherInternational Congress and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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