Torque Converters and Hydraulic Couplings

  • A L Gatiss
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


The term torque converter is a misnomer, since any mechanism which changes the speed/torque characteristic of a given power is a ‘torque converter’. By general use, however, the term has become adopted for that particular form which completes the conversion hydrokinetically.


Engine Speed Output Torque Input Torque Torque Converter Fluid Coupling 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • A L Gatiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Brockhouse Engineering LtdChina

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