Universal Joints and Driveshafts

Analysis, Design, Applications

  • Hans Christoph Seherr-Thoss
  • Friedrich Schmelz
  • Erich Aucktor

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About this book


Major progress has been made in the field of driveshafts since the authors presented their first edition of this unique reference work. Correspondingly, major revisions have been done for second edition of the German Textbook (Springer 2003), which is present here in the English translation.

The presentation was adjusted, novel improvements of manufacturing and design are described, and modern aspects of production are incorporated. The design and application of Hooke’s joint driveshafts is discussed as well as constant velocity joints for the construction of agricultural engines, road and rail vehicles.

This work can be used as a textbook as well as a reference for practitioners, scientists, and students dealing with drive technology.


Driveshafts Gelenkgetriebe Maschinenelement Welle (Technik) joints

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Christoph Seherr-Thoss
    • 1
  • Friedrich Schmelz
    • 2
  • Erich Aucktor
    • 3
  1. 1.Holder of the Graf Seherr ArchivesUnterhaching
  2. 2.Test- and Computing EngineerIngolstadt
  3. 3.Development- and Design-EngineerOffenbach a.M.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-30169-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30170-7
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