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A Qualitative-Quantitative Approach to V-Belt Mechanics

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F. Sorge

Istituto di Macchine, Università di Palermo, 90128-Palermo, Italy

J. Mech. Des 118(1), 15-21 (Mar 01, 1996) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826850 History: Received June 01, 1993; Revised June 01, 1995; Online December 11, 2007

Abstract

A simplified formulation is adopted for the theoretical problem of tension distribution and radial penetration of a V-belt along the pulley groove. The trajectory portrait of the second order differential system describing the belt behavior is carefully analyzed and asymptotic approximations for the tension solutions are derived which are well suited for design purposes.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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