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Experimental identification of the contact parameters between a V-ribbed belt and a pulley
 G. Čepon, L. Manin and M. Boltežar
Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 45, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 1424-1433

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Abstract
The aim of this paper is to identify the contact parameters between a belt and a pulley that can be used in a two-dimensional multibody belt-drive model. Two experimental setups are proposed in order to identify the contact stiffness and the friction coefficient between the V-ribbed belt and the pulley. The friction coefficient is identified at various initial belt tensions and relative velocities between the belt and the pulley. The measurement procedure and the contact formulation are verified with a numerical experiment.
Authors

Assistant Professor

Gregor Čepon, PhD

  Ladisk, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  gregor.cepon@fs.uni-lj.si
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Lionel Manin, PhD

  Lamcos, INSA-Lyon
  lionel.manin@insa-lyon.fr
  

Professor

Miha Boltežar, PhD

  Ladisk, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
  miha.boltezar@fs.uni-lj.si
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