Adams, Douglas P. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Hooke's joint
- Double Hooke's joint
- Bendix-Weiss joint
- Spherical four-bar linkage
- Additional Readings
A linkage that transmits rotation between two shafts whose axes are coplanar but not coinciding. The universal joint is used in almost every class of machinery: machine tools, instruments, control devices, and, most familiarly, automobiles.
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