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Gear Coupling Control Using Clutches

Methods for coupling and decoupling driveshafts using simple and complex clutches

An important requirement of a practical drivetrain is the ability to transfer rotational motion and torque among spinning components at different speeds and gear ratios. In general, a single set of gears is not sufficient to accomplish this transfer. Clutches allow the drivetrain to transfer motion, torque, and force at different gear ratios under manual or automatic control.


Engage and Disengage Gears Using a Clutch

Model a simple gear and clutch coupling.

Brake Motion Using Clutches

Bring a spinning driveline component to a controlled stop using a clutch.

Automatic Transmission with a Dual Clutch

Model a vehicle with and dual-clutch transmission system.