Steady Mechanics of Belt-Pulley Systems

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Lingyuan Kong, Robert G. Parker

Department of Mechancial Engineering, The Ohio State University, 206 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Appl. Mech 72(1), 25-34 (Feb 01, 2005) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1827251 History: Received July 01, 2003; Revised February 19, 2004; Online February 01, 2005
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Free body diagram of a moving curved beam
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Single span boundary value problem with unknown boundaries
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Two-pulley belt drive with inclusion of belt bending stiffness
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Flowchart of the iteration for the regular transmission problem
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Steady solutions for the system properties specified in Table 1. (a) EI=0.0015, (b) EI=0.015, and (c) EI=0.05 N⋅m2.
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Variations of tension in the tight and slack spans for the belt-pulley drive in Table 1
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Deflections of the spans for two different belt-pulley models. (a) and (b) correspond to the current model (symbols denote span endpoints); (c) and (d) correspond to the fixed boundary model in 15. The system is specified in Table 1.
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Steady solutions for the system properties specified in Table 3. Full slip occurs on the driver pulley. (a) EI=0.0015, (b) EI=0.015, and (c) EI=0.05 N⋅m2.
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Comparison of maximum transmitted moment Mmax=M2_max/TiniR2, power efficiency η, Tt_midspan/Tini, and Ts_midspan/Tini between the string and beam models for the belt drive in Table 3



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