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A Quantitative Investigation of the Factors Which Influence the Fatigue Life of a V-Belt

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S. M. Marco, W. L. Starkey

The Ohio State University; The Dayton Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

K. G. Hornung

The Dayton Rubber Company

J. Eng. Ind 82(1), 47-53 (Feb 01, 1960) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662996 History: Received March 06, 1959; Online December 09, 2011

Abstract

A new design method for V-belts has been developed. The new method involves a horsepower-life relationship which has been derived on the basis of the results of a vast experimental program of belt testing involving many hundreds of tests, together with an analysis of these data which introduces several new concepts of stress analysis for rubber-textile structures.

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