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.
|Cone Clutch||Friction clutch with conical plates that engage when normal force exceeds threshold|
|Disk Friction Clutch||Friction clutch with disk plates that engage when plate pressure exceeds threshold|
|Dog Clutch||Clutch with toothed plates that engage when plate teeth become enmeshed|
|Double-Sided Synchronizer||Back-to-back dog-cone clutch pairs assembled symmetrically about a translational detent to provide smooth gear engagement|
|Logic-Controlled Clutch||Friction clutch with input control|
|Synchronizer||Cone clutch, dog clutch, and translational detent assembled to provide smooth gear engagement|
|Unidirectional Clutch||Clutch that transmits power in a single direction|
Fundamental Clutch Components
Learn basic terminology, understand how clutches function.
Model a simple gear and clutch coupling.
Bring a spinning driveline component to a controlled stop using a clutch.
Learn how clutch-like elements can act as dynamic elements or conditional restraints.
Learn how the Fundamental Friction Clutch block allows you to exert direct control over friction torques.
Model viscous friction using subsystems that act at shaft bearings.
Model smooth clutch pressure signals changes using neutral switches.
Determine the overall state of a driveline by identifying the clutch states.
Model a vehicle with and dual-clutch transmission system.
Evaluate the effects of thermal losses on device temperature and performance.
This example shows how to model, parameterize and test an automotive clutch.
This example shows how to model, parameterize, and test a hydraulic clutch system.