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The modern clutch has four main components: the cover plate (which incorporates a diaphragm spring), the pressure plate, the driven plate, and the release bearing.
The cover plate is bolted to the flywheel, and the pressure plate exerts pressure on the driven plate through the diaphragm spring or through coil springs on earlier cars.
The driven plate runs on a spline shaft between the pressure plate and flywheel.
It is faced on each side with a friction material which grips the pressure plate and flywheel when fully engaged, and can slip by a controlled amount when the clutch pedal is partially depressed, allowing the drive to be taken up smoothly.
The release bearing is pushed hard against the diaphragm spring, either hydraulically or by a cable and lever and releases spring load to interrupt power transmission.
Basically clutch is a device which helps to synchronize the speed of bodies rotating with different velocities.
Clutches are classified based upon type and way it acts in which single plate frictional clutch consists of pressure plate and friction plate.
The output shaft consists of a flange(clutch casing) followed by friction plate,followed by flywheel.Friction plate will be made attached gradually onto flywheel on one side and flange on the other side with the help of pressure plate. When the clutch pedal is pressed, the pressure plate gets compressed and releases the friction plate from flywheel and when pedal is released, pressure plate makes friction plate to flywheel.