TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY
THE STRESS VARIATION BY CHANGING THE SUPPORTING POINT LOCATION IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE CLUTCH ASSEMBLEY
The diaphragm spring as one of the most important parts of the motor vehicles clutch assembly provides the compressive force on the pressure disk. This force is needed for generating friction between the coupling of the flywheel and the pressure disk and transmitting the torque from the engine to the transmission. Therefore the diaphragm spring is subjected to complex loads. The nominal stress for dimensioning the spring is the tangential stress, which is calculated by the terms of Almen and Laszlo. The aim of this research is analyzing the location of the diaphragm spring supporting points of the clutch assembly and its effect on the caused stresses by using the Finite Element Method.