torque converter


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torque converter

n.
A mechanical or hydraulic device for changing the ratio of torque to speed between the input and output shafts of a mechanism.

torque converter

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a hydraulic device for the smooth transmission of power in which an engine-driven impeller transmits its momentum to a fluid held in a sealed container, which in turn drives a rotor. Also called: hydraulic coupling
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Noun1.torque converter - converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)torque converter - converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)
converter, convertor - a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
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Torque converter performances have been studied widely with the use of different CAS and techniques with various results and accuracies.
This torque converter allows the slippage of a clutch with no danger of components wearing out.
where [J.sub.eng] represents the equivalent engine crankshaft inertia (inclusive of the torque converter pump), [[omega].sub.eng] is the engine angular velocity, and [T.sub.eng] and [T.sub.p] are the engine and torque converter pump torque, respectively.
A typical wheel loader driveline consists of a torque converter and gearbox in series which propel the tires.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive torque converter market for 2016-2020.
et al., "High Efficiency Electromagnetic Torque Converter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles," SAE Int.
The hydrostatic drive system offers several advantages over the traditional torque converter transmission including improved fuel efficiency, enhanced machine positional control to increase productivity and reduced wear on the brakes as dynamic breaking slows the wheel loaders.
RAY: The lock-up torque converter solved that problem by, essentially, allowing an automatic transmission to "lock'' into gear (automatically) at higher speeds, like a manual transmission would -- and then unlock when you slow down and need a traditional automatic transmission again.
The ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox has been re-engineered with a revised torque converter incorporating a twin-spring damper.
The mathematical formulation of a torque converter has been developed by Ishihara and Emori Kotwicki, and Hrovat and Tobler [28-30].
This drive system replaces the torque converter and manual transmission common to conventional forklifts.
"It takes about two seconds for an engine to go from running to zero speed, so if he lifts his foot from the brake and the engine is still coating down, you can't push the starter gear into the ring gear." So they've developed a system that is integrated into the housing of the torque converter that is based on a wrapped spring around the torque converter that acts as a one-way clutch.