Clutch is a device which is used to transmit power from one shaft to another. It connects a shaft on which it is mounted to another shaft which is in motion. Clutches are generally used in automobile to transmit power from engine to the driving wheels.
Requirements of a Good Clutch
The clutches should be engaged gradually so that the sudden jerks produced must be avoided.
The size of the clutch should be so small, so that it can be fit into minimum space.
The clutch should be so designed, so that it can able to transfer maximum power through it.
It should be so designed, so that maximum dissipation of heat takes place from it.
For high speed clutches dynamic balancing is necessary.
Provision of Clutch Free Pedal:
There should be a clutch free pedal in engaging or disengaging of clutch.
Ease of Operation:
Engaging and disengaging of the clutch should not be difficult or tiresome to the operator.
The clutch should be so designed, so that the noise or vibration produced in the transmission can be eliminated easily.