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ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 01, 1959 by SAE International in United States
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WITH the increasing power of today's automotive engines, the limited slip differential is coming into more general use. The conventional differential has been found to be inadequate for many driving conditions.
The limited slip differential is one in which the amount of slipping is controlled. This paper discusses three of this type: cam, variable velocity gear, and the friction. The authors describe most fully the latter, concentrating on the Powr-Lok. They include a detailed load and force analysis of the friction-type differential.
The authors believe the limited slip differential greatly increases the utility and safety of a vehicle.
CitationLewis, R. and O'Brien, L., "
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- SAE Transactions Vol. 66 1958 364 382 “Rear Axles — Today-Tomorrow,” Lewis R. P. O'Brien L. J.
- La Vie Automobile (France) October 1956 “Self-Locking Differentials.”