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A Note on the Shear Influence on Belt Drive Mechanics

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F. Sorge

Department of Mechanics, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy

J. Mech. Des 130(2), 024502 (Dec 27, 2007) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2821389 History: Received October 16, 2006; Revised March 03, 2007; Published December 27, 2007


Belt drives work often with short center distances and very different wrap arcs so that high adherence characteristics are required at the belt-pulley contact. In addition, the belt flexural stiffness reduces the contact width, but this decrease may be compensated in part by the belt softening due to the shear compliance.

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Figure 2

Angles φij versus β. Dark circles: present analysis. Blank circles: Conventional theory. Lg∕D=4, f=0.3, λ=0.9975, p=0.05, C1∕C1,max=0.5, sp2=0.5, μ=0.

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Figure 1

Scheme of belt drive; elementary control volume



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