Multiple Disc Clutch

Multiple plates on input and output shafts are brought together to transmit torque. The multiple plates increases the frictional area.


Mr = Transmitted torque [Nm]
μ = Coefficient of friction
F = Force [N]
D = Outer diameter of friction surface [m]
d = Inner diameter of friction surface [m]
N = Number of friction contact pairs

See also: Clutch, Cone Clutch, Disc Clutch, Friction Clutch.

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Subjects: Automotive Mechanical Engineering