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How does a viscous clutch assembly work? Why is it used in AWD systems?

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The working and need of viscous clutch assembly.

Explanation

Viscous clutch assembly is used as a system that helps in splitting the power to front and rear axle. It uses low tractive effort to drive the vehicles. It is used as interaxle differential by offering same operating function.

Viscous clutch assembly is used in AWD system to improve the mobility of vehicle under difficult driving condition. It helps in transmitting power to axle assemblies if driving traction needs to improve driving wheel condition. This is known as biasing driving torque. The design of the plate is like a multiple-disc clutch. They contain an alternating driven and driving plate...

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