Experimental study of cardan-joint dynamics

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An experiment has been conducted indicating invalidity of the assumption of negligible intermediate-joint axial forces in Cardan joint (universal joint) dynamic analysis. It has been observed that increased driveline torque induces the radially-inward deflection of the yoke arms of a Cardan joint, while increased speed will deflect the yoke arms outward. Some suggestions are given to optimize Cardan joints for either high torque or high speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-531
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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