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Transmission Error in Helical Synchronous Belt Drives in Bidirectional Operation Under No Transmitted Load (Influence of Pulley Flanges)

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Masanori Kagotani

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

Kenichi Makita

Structure Engineering Department, Jatco Ltd., 3-20-8, Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 222-0033 Japane-mail: kenichi_makita@jatco.co.jp

Hiroyuki Ueda

Department of Mechanical Engineering for Transportation, 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(5), 881-888 (Oct 28, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1765118 History: Received July 01, 2003; Revised January 01, 2004; Online October 28, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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Axial force produced by helix angle
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Directions of pulley rotation and axial belt movement
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Winding model in forward rotation for one belt rotation
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Axial belt movement per pitch at beginning of meshing at position A on driving pulley in forward rotation
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Models of shearing deformation of belt
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Meshing state between belt and pulley teeth at beginning of meshing at position B in reverse rotation
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Model for axial belt movement in forward rotation for one belt rotation
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Measurement of relationship between axial force and belt displacement
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Experimental result for relationship between axial force and belt displacement
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Experimental and computed results of transmission error in bidirectional operation
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Influence of installation tension on transmission error
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Experimental result of change in belt tension when Ti=450 N
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Influence of pitch difference on transmission error
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Transmission error in bidirectional operation due to pulley alignment error
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Influence of pulley alignment error on transmission error

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