Chapter 14

Shaft Couplings

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This chapter contains information on joining of shafts with couplings

After reading the chapter you will be able to

  • differentiate between the various types of couplings and their uses
  • draw coupling sketches
  • select suitable couplings for different types of joints
14.1 COUPLINGS

In engineering, mechanical power is used to run a large number of machines. Transmiting power from one place to another is possible only with an assembly of shafts, pulleys, belts, and so on. Thus, shafts play an important role in the transmission of power. Shafts are available only in 6 to 10 meters lengths in the market, as it is difficult ...

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