Knuckle joint (mechanical)

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A knuckle joint.

A knuckle joint is a mechanical joint used to connect two rods which are under a tensile load, when there is a requirement of small amount of flexibility, or angular moment is necessary. There is always axial or linear line of action of load.[1]


  1. ^ Gupta, R.S. Khurmi, J.K. (2008). A textbook of machine design (S.I. units) : [a textbook for the students of B.E. / B.Tech., U.P.S.C. (Engg. Services); Section 'B' of A.M.I.E. (1)] (14th ed.). Ram Nagar, New Delhi: Eurasia Publishing House. ISBN 81-219-2537-1.