Errors in constant-velocity shaft couplings

Ian S. Fischer, Philip M. Remington

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Shaft couplings with an odd number of joints are modeled with rotation matrices such that the transmission plane in which the axis of the central joint moves can be arbitrarily specified. It is shown that when the transmission plane coincides with the homokinetic plane, the mechanism functions as a constant velocity coupling, otherwise it does not. The cyclic variation in output speed, which occurs when the constant-velocity criteria is not met, is quantified and the results enable the design engineer to predict performance of constant-velocity couplings when deviation from ideal geometry occur because of manufacturing and installation tolerances or wear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd Biennial Mechanisms Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFlexible Mechanisms, Dynamics, and Analysis
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791809419
StatePublished - 1992
EventASME 1992 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1992 - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: Sep 13 1992Sep 16 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F168016-4


ConferenceASME 1992 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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