Complex modal analysis of a flat belt pulley system with belt damping and coulomb-damped tensioner

T. C. Kraver, G. W. Fan, J. J. Shah

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Abstract

The effects of damping on rotational vibratory solutions of a multiple pulley—flat viscoelastomeric belt system with rotary arm tensioner is developed. A complex model procedure is developed to solve both underdamped and overdamped cases. This complex modal procedure allows for future extension to include nonsymmetric rotational models, such as transverse belt vibration coupling. The modal solution enables rapid analysis over a spectrum of frequencies. Seven pulley system experimental results reported in the literature support the analytical development. Belt damping has significant vibration and belt tension amplitude effects. Tensioner spring rate and coulomb damping has minor effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Volume118
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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