RESEARCH PAPERS: Power Transmission and Gearing Papers

Performance Analysis of a Variable Speed-Ratio Metal V-Belt Drive

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D. C. Sun

Fluid Mechanics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan 48090-9055

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 110(4), 472-481 (Dec 01, 1988) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258947 History: Received June 19, 1987; Online November 19, 2009


A model of the metal V-belt drive (MBD), considering its detailed multiple-band and metal-block structure, and the ratio-change effect during its operation, is constructed and analyzed. A computational scheme is devised that adapts the analysis to the computation of the MBD’s performance for any specified drive-schedule. General performance characteristics of the MBD and an example illustrating its response to a given drive-schedule are presented. The use of the analysis and the computational scheme in the design of the MBD and in finding the optimum operating conditions is discussed.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
Topics: Metals , V-belts , Speed
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