friction drive

friction drive
noun Date: 1907 a power-transmission system that transmits motion by surface friction instead of teeth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Friction drive — or Friction Engine is a type of motor that instead of a chain uses 2 wheels on the engine to spin the main wheel. This kind of engine is often used on scooters, mainly go peds, in place of a chain.Automobiles using this drive system include:* The …   Wikipedia

  • friction drive — Auto. a power transmission system utilizing a set of friction gears so arranged that varying their positions relative to one another gives a wide range of speed ratios. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • friction drive — noun : an automobile power transmission system in which the gearbox is replaced by a friction gearing the driver and follower of which are arranged so that by varying their position relative to one another a full range of variation in desired… …   Useful english dictionary

  • friction drive — A method of power transmission used on early cars where power is transmitted from a driving to a driven wheel by means of pressing one wheel against another at a right angle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • drive — [1] to travel in a car as in the expression, We drove to Chicago. [2] to operate a vehicle as in the expression, Martha drove to New York by herself. [3] to cause a wheel, shaft, etc. to turn or rotate. [4] to propel a vehicle. [5] a journey in a …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Friction stir welding — (FSW) is a solid state joining process (meaning the metal is not melted during the process) and is used for applications where the original metal characteristics must remain unchanged as far as possible. This process is primarily used on aluminum …   Wikipedia

  • Friction motors — are simple mechanism to propel toy cars. The motor consists of a large flywheel which is connected to the drive wheels of the car via a very low gear ratio. The flywheel s axis is perpendicular to the direction the car is facing. When the car is… …   Wikipedia

  • Friction — For other uses, see Friction (disambiguation). Classical mechanics …   Wikipedia

  • friction clutch — A conventional clutch which transmits the power of the drive by mechanical friction, as opposed to a fluid coupling …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • V-belt drive — A type of friction drive in which forces are transmitted from belt to pulley or vice versa by friction …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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