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why cant we use knuckle joint to transmit torque between two shafts?

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  • 1 month ago

    You can only if the shaft is straight, but that's a very limited value. Most usage is limited to a simple motion, like a steering rod back and forth.

    For transmitting torque, you need a 'universal' joint (double flex) so you can have an angle to the two shafts.

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  • david
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    1 month ago

    a knuckle joint allow 'flexing' motion .. back and forth, but not a 360 degree rotation

    torque is (from my experience with engines) full rotation ... continuous rotation to move something. like the tires on a car.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Knuckle joint?

    What is it?

    Do some reading about a Cardan joint.

    Nobody seems to know its real name.

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  • 1 month ago

    A knuckle joint bends in one axis. A U-Joint is a bidirectional knuckle joint and two are used in all rear wheel drive cars where the shafts don't lineup but are co-planer.

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  • 1 month ago

    It is done all the time. The universal joint on a vehicle is a form of knuckle joint.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We can.  Apparently you've never witnessed frotting.   

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I can, but "we" can't because you live in a third world shithole with no funding.

    • Suresh1 month agoReport

      How can we use, wont it  fail

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The torque is dissipated in the wrong direction and reduced.

    • Suresh1 month agoReport

      Do you mean in lateral direction??

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