The Shaft Coupling Types and Cars
One thing I have decided to refuse to understand is how a car works. I know how to work the windows, the locks, the radio and how to drive it. That is as far as it goes as far as I am concerned. How do you fill a tire with air when it is low? How do you check the oil? Where does the coolant and windshield wiper fluid go? I refuse to answer these questions. The second I appear able to I will have to start doing these things myself and will no longer be able to make my boyfriend do them. Instead I will know when a tire ‘appears to be’ low, when ‘I think’ I might be low on oil or need a change, and I will always notice that my windshield is not looking very clean. In this way, I am safe.
Which is why I can only know a little about shaft coupling types. I know that they are used to provide mechanical power, and do this in the form of torque to rotary equipment. Further, I am aware that they allow for various degrees of misalignment between the shafts they are used to connect. I know they are used in automobiles. I know they are used to join to shafts. I know they can be attached through welding, bolts, screws or a press fit. I even know they can often be found in the car’s steering column. These models contain shear pins that will help disconnect the steering column in a crash. They can also be used for power transmissions, drive and lineshafts, generators, wheels, pumps and turbines. But as far as my boyfriend knows, this is the extent of it. In fact, I am not entirely sure that I know this much. Any more and I once again approach a dangerous territory.