Difference between Torque Converter and Clutch ?

1. Jul 11, 2011

allym.iftikha

i am working on GE GAS TURBINE's Torque converter beginners understanding ... em so confused into a clutch and torque converter ... Can u please briefly make me understand the function of both ... and importance ...

2. Jul 11, 2011

rcgldr

The vanes and stator of a fluid or gas "clutch" can be designed to multiply torque when the driving vanes rotate faster than the driven vanes. Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_converter

A mechanical clutch can't change the torque, the input torque and output torque are the same, although angular momentum combined with angular acceleration of engine and the entire drivetrain can change the overall torque due to clutch application.

Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
3. Jul 11, 2011

SteamKing

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