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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 15

Power Transmission Devices

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To understand the concept of power transmission
  • To demonstrate the various means of power transmission such as belt, rope, chain and gear drive
  • To describe the application of the different types of gears for power transmission
15.1 INTRODUCTION

Power transmission is a process to transmit motion from one shaft to another by using some connection between them like belt, rope, chain, and gears. To connect the shafts, mainly two types of connectors are used, one is flexible and other is rigid. In a flexible type of connection, there is a relative velocity between shaft and connectors due to slip and strain produced in the connectors. ...

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