Cardan joint

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Cardan joint

[′kär‚dan ‚jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
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TRANSMISSION WITH CARDAN JOINT PARAMETRE INFLUENCE TO CENTRIFUGAL PUMP CHARACTERISTICS
Keywords: asynchronous electromotor, gear box, cardan joint, centrifugal pump.
To avoid this situation, the limiter is installed on the cardan joints as shown in Figure 3 so that the angles between the parallelogram mechanisms and the rails are always smaller than 90[degrees].
For the sake of simplicity of expression, the weight of the universal cardan joints is ignored here.
Each of the three identical closed-loop chains of the manipulator consists of serial kinematic chains: universal cardan joint (U), prismatic joint (P), formed by a rodless pneumatic cylinder and two revolute joints (2R) formed after universal cardan had been parted.
Replacing cardan joints with a constant-velocity joint will control force effects and displacements and prevent a two-piece propeller shaft from buckling at the center bearing.
Shaft buckling in standard driveshafts produces a highly irregular force, and cardan joint failure creates very high peak forces.
It can use Cardan joints for to construction the hip joint.