RESEARCH PAPERS: Gearing and Power Transmission Papers

Toothed Belt-Load Distribution

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M. R. Naji

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004

K. M. Marshek

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 339-347 (Sep 01, 1983) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267366 History: Received February 03, 1983; Online November 19, 2009


A mathematical model was developed to study the effect on belt load distribution of belt material properties, pitch variations, friction force, and pulley rotation. Results are presented which show the influence on load distribution of pitch difference, tight side tension, slack side tension, belt tooth spring constant, and coefficient of friction, for the belt on stationary, driver, and driven pulleys. Data from the mathematical model compared well with experimental results available in the literature.

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