THE REDUNDANT OMEGA CLUTCH-A MARINE PROPULSION CLUTCH FOR TURBINES

The Redundant Omega Clutch is an output shaft-driven centrifugal clutch with an inbuilt hydraulic governor. The clutch is designed with a backup engaging system which provides two separated engaging sytems to assure clutch plate clamp. Centrifugal thrust in the engaging cylinders alone is sufficient to maintain clutch engagement for a period of time in the unlikely event of loss of clutch application pressure from both systems. The clutch has capability to maintain a selected output speed independent of input speed variations and to accept continuous slip heat energy. This paper deals with the design of the clutch and its control system, the principles of operation, performance characteristics and testing results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Aschauer, G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 76-GT-65
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM