cardan shaft

A shaft with universal joints at each end

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • cardan shaft — lankstinis velenas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. articulated shaft; cardan shaft; jointed shaft vok. Gelenkwelle, f; Kardanwelle, f rus. карданный вал, m; шарнирный вал, m pranc. arbre articulé, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • cardan shaft — kardaninis velenas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. cardan shaft vok. Gelenkwelle, f; Kardanwelle, f rus. карданный вал, m pranc. arbre à cardan, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • cardan shaft — n. Engin. a shaft with a universal joint at one or both ends. * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after Jerome Cardan, its inventor 1. : a shaft that has a universal joint at one or both ends enabling it to rotate freely when in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardan shaft — [ kα:d(ə)n] noun Brit. a shaft with a universal joint at one or both ends …   English new terms dictionary

  • shaft — A long smooth surfaced bar of metal with a circular (round) cross section. See armature shaft arm shaft auxilliar drive shaft axle shaft balance shaft bevel drive shaft cardan shaft clutch shaft composite propeller shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cardan — /ˈkadn/ (say kahdn) adjective Machinery capable of transmitting rotary movement from a different angle than that of the final drive, as the wheels of a vehicle: cardan joint; cardan shaft. {named after G Cardano, 1501–76, Italian mathematician} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shaft — n. 1) to bore, sink a shaft 2) a cardan (BE), drive (AE) shaft 3) an air; elevator (AE), lift (BE) shaft * * * [ʃɑːft] drive (AE) shaft lift (BE) shaft sink a shaft elevator (AE) an air to bore …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cardan joint — n. Engin. a universal joint. Etymology: G. Cardano, It. mathematician d. 1576 * * * noun see cardan * * * /kahr dan/ Mach. a universal joint consisting of a crosslike piece, opposite ends of which rotate within the forked end of each of the two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaft coupling — ▪ machine part       in machinery, a device for providing a connection, readily broken and restored, between two adjacent rotating shafts. A coupling may provide either a rigid or a flexible connection; the flexibility may permit misalignment of… …   Universalium

  • Drive shaft — This article is about the mechanical device. For the fictional music group from the American television series Lost , see Charlie Pace. Not to be confused with Axle. Drive shaft with universal joints at each end and a spline in the centre A drive …   Wikipedia

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