Analysis of the sliding contact behavior of a centrifugal clutch

Chih Hsing Liu, Yen Pin Chiang

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The analysis of the sliding contact behavior for friction lining is an important issue in design of centrifugal clutches. In this study, a numerical model based on the moment equilibrium and contact mechanics has been developed to analyze the dynamics of a commercial centrifugal clutch. The proposed dynamic model can estimate the rotational speed of initial contact, output torque, and contact pressure for friction lining during the clutch operation. The comparison of the numerical and experimental results for the output torque of the analyzed centrifugal clutch shows the simulation agrees well with the experimental data. The difference for the maximum output torque is around 1.9%, which shows the effectiveness of the proposed method. The proposed dynamic model can reduce unnecessary physical prototypes and experimental cost, and is expected to be used to improve the design of the centrifugal clutches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Impact Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances in Impact Engineering
EditorsWoei-Shyan Lee, I-Ling Chang, Shou-Hung Chang
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038355601
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event9th International Symposium on Impact Engineering, ISIE 2016 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Sept 52016 Sept 9

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Other9th International Symposium on Impact Engineering, ISIE 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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