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Model: 099 Universal Joint
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 97-112] Automobile Section
ID:
099
Title (English):
Universal Joint
Title (German):
Creator:
William M Clark
Date Created:
1930-00-00
Manufacturer:
Size:
38.7cm x 38.7cm
Medium:
Cast aluminum and wood (painted) on a vertical panel.
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
universal joint
Description:
There are many forms of universal joints (See Model Case II). The advantage of this form is that it is noiseless in its action. The leather disks are very flexible and keep changing position. It is necessary to use a universal joint as the engine shaft and drive shaft are always out of line and every vibration of car changes angle. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editorís Note: There are several other universal joint models (Clark 17, 18, 19) that are constructed of solid elements. In this model the two rotating shafts are connected with a flexible leather element. In recent years, so-called 'compliant' mechanisms have replaced rigid kinematic mechanisms in many areas of machine design. In the Reuleaux models, there is a 'P' Series that are rigid kinematic universal joints. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
099
Rights:
Digital file property of Cornell University Library. Made available under the same terms as a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. For all other uses see KMODDL Rights & Permissions.
Descr:
Date Created:
2006-08-06 23:53:42
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/Clark/small/099.jpg
Size (w x h):
334 x 273

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