Shafts and Couplings

  • D G Barnett
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


The need for a flexible coupling as a means of joining a prime mover and driven machine is now universally accepted. Its purpose is to provide a flexible element between two machines, absorbing or minimising torsional fluctuations and relieving bearings of loads imposed by inaccurate alignment or subsequent movement.


Rubber Coupling Angular Misalignment Flexible Element Single Engagement Flexible Coupling 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • D G Barnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Standage Power Couplings LtdUSA

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