Clutch blocks allow you 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. Control the time, method, and quantity of transferred power by building high-fidelity custom clutch systems that connect clutches to multiple blocks from the Gears library. Determine how heat generation affects the efficiency and temperature of driveline components using thermal variants of clutch blocks.
|Friction clutch with conical plates that engage when normal force exceeds threshold
|Disc Friction Clutch
|Friction clutch with disc plates that engage when plate pressure exceeds threshold
|Clutch with toothed plates that engage when plate teeth become enmeshed
|Back-to-back dog-cone clutch pairs assembled symmetrically about a translational detent to provide smooth gear engagement
|Friction clutch with input control
|Cone clutch, dog clutch, and translational detent assembled to provide smooth gear engagement
|Clutch that transmits power in a single direction
Fundamental Clutch Components
- How a Clutch Works
Learn basic terminology, understand how clutches function.
- 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.
- Clutches, Clutch-Like Elements, and Coulomb Friction
Learn how clutch-like elements can act as dynamic elements or conditional restraints.
- Model Friction Clutches at a Fundamental Level
Learn how the Fundamental Friction Clutch block allows you to exert direct control over friction torques.
- Model Clutches with Viscous Friction Loss
Model viscous friction using subsystems that act at shaft bearings.
- Model Realistic Clutch Pressure Signals
Model smooth clutch pressure signals changes using neutral switches.
- Driveline States & Effect of Clutches
Determine the overall state of a driveline by identifying the clutch states.
- Automatic Transmission with a Dual Clutch
Model a vehicle with a dual-clutch transmission system.
- Model Thermal Losses in Driveline Components
Evaluate the effects of thermal losses on device temperature and performance.
- Automotive Clutch
This example shows how to model, parameterize, and test an automotive clutch.
- Hydraulic Clutch System
This example shows how to model, parameterize, and test a hydraulic clutch system.