A Simple Model for the Axial Thrust in V-Belt Drives

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F. Sorge

Istituto di Macchine, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy

J. Mech. Des 118(4), 589-592 (Dec 01, 1996) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826934 History: Received July 01, 1994; Revised May 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007


Simple formulas can relate axial thrust and torque of rubber V-belt drives, taking into consideration the radial penetration of the belt.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Thrust , V-belts , Belts , Torque , Rubber
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