constant velocity universal joint

constant velocity universal joint

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • velocity universal joint — See constant velocity universal joint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Constant-velocity joint — Rzeppa six ball CV joint Constant velocity joints (aka homokinetic or CV joints) allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play. They are mainly… …   Wikipedia

  • universal joint — (UJ) A flexible double pivoted joint that allows driving power to be carried through two shafts that are at an angle to each other. It consists of two Y shaped yokes and a cross shaped member called the spider. The four arms of the spider are… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Universal joint — A universal joint, U joint, Cardan joint, Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke s joint is a joint in a rigid rod that allows the rod to bend in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion. It consists of a pair of ordinary… …   Wikipedia

  • constant-velocity joint — /kon steuhnt veuh los i tee/, Auto. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front wheel drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle. Also, constant velocity joint. * * * …   Universalium

  • constant-velocity joint — /kon steuhnt veuh los i tee/, Auto. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front wheel drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle. Also, constant velocity joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • constant velocity joint — noun (in motor vehicles with front wheel drive) a universal joint which allows one shaft to drive another without fluctuations in speed, regardless of the angle between the shafts. Also, CV joint, CVJ …  

  • constant velocity joint — (CV joint) A type of universal joint so designed as to create a smooth transfer of torque from the driven shaft to the driving shaft without any fluctuations in the speed of the driven shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • constant-velocity — adjective Describing a universal joint that allows constant power to be transmitted through a variable angle Syn: homokinetic …   Wiktionary

  • Rzeppa-type universal joint — A constant velocity joint incorporating balls as a means of torque transmission. Named after Alfred Rzeppa, a Ford engineer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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