Accession Number : ADD014640

Title :   Heat Engine with Corrugated Shape Memory Drive Belt.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 19 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Goldstein, David

Report Date : 19 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An endless drive belt made of shape memory material is entrained about spaced pulleys, one of which projects into a thermal heating region within which the drive belt undergoes contraction to form corrugations therein through which variable spaced contact is established with said one of the pulleys to induce rotation thereof and movement of the belt. The belt expands as it moves out of the thermal heating region causing the corrugations to flatten out as the belt approaches the outer pulley. Patent Applications. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *DRIVES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *POWER TRANSMISSION BELTS, HEATING, HOISTS, MATERIALS, MEMORY DEVICES, SHAPE

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE