Axial Force Test and Modelling of the V-Belt Continuously Variable Transmission for Mopeds

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F. Ferrando, F. Martin, C. Riba

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

J. Mech. Des 118(2), 266-273 (Jun 01, 1996) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826879 History: Received October 01, 1995; Revised December 01, 1995; Online December 11, 2007


This article discusses the experiments and modelling carried out on a V-belt continuously variable transmission (CVT) of the type that is used in mopeds. Our aim was to characterize the forces which determine how the system functions. A test bench was designed for them to be determined experimentally and a series of tests which cover the variable conditions of speed, torque, transmission ratio and tension of a CVT are carried out. Estimates of the principal existing models are compared and an empirical model for assessing these forces is discussed.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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