Experimental study of cardan joint dynamics

Ian S. Fischer, Johannes K. DeWaal

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


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 high torque or high speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinite Elements/Computational Geometry; Computers in Education; Robotics and Controls
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780791806234, 9780791897768
StatePublished - 1991
EventASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991 - Miami, United States
Duration: Sep 22 1991Sep 25 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991
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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