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Basic Mechanical Engineering by Pravin Kumar

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16

Coupling, Clutch, and Brake

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Couplings and their applications
  • Clutches and their applications
  • Brakes and their applications
  • Braking systems
16.1  INTRODUCTION TO COUPLING

The term coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for transmitting the power. There are a number of coupling devices used to couple two shafts but in this chapter only few important couplings have been introduced for understanding of the students. There are two general types of couplings:

  1. Rigid
  2. Flexible
16.2  RIGID COUPLING

Rigid couplings are designed to draw two shafts together tightly so that no relative motion can occur between them. This design is used for some special kinds ...

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