What is as wet clutch? - Theory of Machines - 1

Q.  Which clutch is known as wet clutch?
- Published on 06 Aug 15

a. Single plate clutch
b. multi plate clutch
c. both a. and b.
d. none of the above

ANSWER: multi plate clutch
 

    Discussion

  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 19 Oct 15
    A multiplate clutch is called as wet clutch. It is called as wet clutch because cooling oil is used.

    Multiplate clutches have serious problem of heat dissipation as it is compact in construction and has high torque transmitting capacity due to number of contact surfaces.

    As cooling oil is required for lubrication it is called as wet clutch.

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