Accession Number : AD0747318

Title :   State of Stress and Strain in a Rectangular Belt Pulled Over a Cylindrical Pulley,

Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C INST OF OCEAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Durelli,A. J. ; Buitrago,J.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report deals with the contact pressure between a belt and the pulley to which it transmits force and with the bending and membrane stresses in the belt. The anticlastic configuration of the belt is also taken into consideration. The commonly known simplified approximate analysis of the pressure, as well as the results of a more elaborated evaluation of several experimental stress analyses methods that can be used to solve the problem. Two and three-dimensional photoelasticity, thickness measurements and electrical strain gages were found to be the most practical approaches. The correlation of results obtained using the theories and the experimental methods is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POWER TRANSMISSION BELTS, STRESSES), (*HOISTS, POWER TRANSMISSION BELTS), DRIVES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), FRICTION, DEFORMATION, INTERFACES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE