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One way clutch - reaction to different speeds?

Hello,

Bear with me here - I've tried to do a bit of a diagram to help show what I'm talking about. The silver part is a one way clutch, and the light colour (Part A) is a piece of dowel that is attached to the bore of the clutch and the darker colour is some wood (Part B) attached to the outer part of the clutch:

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Now, Part A can only turn half a revolution; so, say Part A is turned forwards at a speed of 20, because it is turning forwards this engages the clutch which in turn turns Part B at a speed of 20. Part A having completed its half a revolution is turned backwards to its start position and when doing so the clutch is automatically disengaged allowing Part B to keep turning. So, Part A is at rest and Part B is still turning at a speed of 20.

Here's my problem, what happens when Part A is turned forwards at a speed of say 5? Since Part B is turning faster (20) than Part A (5) will the clutch remain disengaged or will it engage and the two speeds (20) and (5) cause a bit of a snap as the two speeds settle on an equilibrium?

Thanks,
Uni

P.s. Just so you know I may be away for around 7 to 8 hours, but feel free to post any comments and I'll get it closed as soon as I'm back online. :)
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Thank you! :)