On the Lateral Creep of Flat Belts

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G. A. G. Fazekas

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 85(3), 307-310 (Aug 01, 1963) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3669874 History: Received November 10, 1961; Online December 09, 2011


Classical theory is based on one-dimensional (tangential) creep of a flat belt over the pulley. The present paper shows that in virtually every flat belt lateral creep affects performance very seriously, and explains some apparent anomalies, particularly those due to nonlinear materials.

Copyright © 1963 by ASME
Topics: Creep , Belts , Pulleys
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