The external controllability of a viscous coupling was investigated. Simultaneously with the rig tests, a test vehicle was prepared, which included the development of a control logic for the microprocessor control system. The concept of the Viscomatic being a combination of a planetary gear and a viscous coupling with a stationary external housing was the main objective of the tests. With a manually adjustible viscous coupling, the driving behavior of the test vehicle may be varied within a wide range. With automatic control, the vehicle reaction is always clearly defined and easy to handle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lanzer, H
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIRA-1990/59
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM