OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE S.S.S. (SUNCHRO-SELF-SHIFTING) CLUTCH PARTICULARLY IN NAVAL PROPULSION MACHINERY

Reviews briefly the clutch operating principle, then outlines some of the service experience since 1958 in naval main propulsion drives in COSOS, COSAG, CODOG, CODAG and COGOG plant. Extra features are then described such as a lock-out control as is usually necessary for turbine applications to permit turbine testing, e.g., when in harbor; also a lock-in control as is essential when the clutch has to transmit power in both directions of rotation. Various clutch mounting respective advantages. The paper concludes with information regarding reliability during many years of service experience.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper for the meeting March 26-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Clements, H A
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-26

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 72-GT-81
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1974 12:00AM