A clutch is a machine part used to transmit energy or torque from one shaft to another by means of friction. The designing of three types of friction clutches – Disc or Plate clutches, cone clutches and Centrifugal clutches – are taken care of by this package.
Uniform pressure and uniform wear conditions have been considered while designing the clutches using this package. All standard, material properties and sketches are provided along with basic parameters, such as shaft diameter, face width, radius of friction lining, contact length of the shoes, etc. Indian Standards (IS) are used throughout this module.