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Transmission Error in Synchronous Belt Drives With Idler (Influence of Thickness Error of Belt Back Face Under No Load Conditions)

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Kenichi Makita

Structure Engineering Department, Jatco Ltd., 3-20-8, Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 222-0033 Japan

Masanori Kagotani

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Sangyo University, 3-1-1, Nakagaito, Daito-shi, Osaka, 574-8530 Japane-mail: kagotani@tm.osaka-sandai.ac.jp

Hiroyuki Ueda

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Sangyo University, 3-1-1, Nakagaito, Daito-shi, Osaka, 574-8530 Japane-mail: ueda@tm.osaka-sandai.ac.jp

Tomio Koyama

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, 5-16-1, Omiya, Asahi-ku, Osaka, 535-8585 Japane-mail: koyama@med.oit.ac.jp

J. Mech. Des 126(1), 148-155 (Mar 11, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1639379 History: Received April 01, 2002; Online March 11, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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Manufacturing model of belt thickness error
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Experimental result of belt thickness error
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Experimental result of compressive deformation of rubber
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Winding condition of belt with thickness error on idler
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Meshing state between belt and pulley teeth over one belt rotation
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Flowchart for computing transmission error
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Experimental and computed transmission errors
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Computed results of load distribution on driving and driven sides
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Computed result of belt tooth movement
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Computed results of transmission error due to each factor
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Relationship between belt thickness error and transmission error
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Influence of installation tension on transmission error
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In case of free driven side
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Transmission error in case of free driven side
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In case of free idler (Automatic tensioner)
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Transmission error in case of automatic tensioner

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