An experimental study on magnetic belt drive

Luo, S., Wu, R.Y., Zhang, D.Z., Yu, Y. and Zhu, S. 2007. An experimental study on magnetic belt drive. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 221 (5), pp. 579-587.

TitleAn experimental study on magnetic belt drive
AuthorsLuo, S., Wu, R.Y., Zhang, D.Z., Yu, Y. and Zhu, S.
Abstract

This paper focuses on an experimental investigation of a novel friction drive, a magnetic belt drive (MBD), in which an additional frictional force between the belt and pulleys is provided by the usage of magnetic belt and magnets. The effective tension, elastic creep rate, and transmission efficiency of a prototype of the MBD were measured by experiments against a few running parameters, such as initial tension, input torque, and magnetic flux density. The results demonstrate that the MBD has better contact conditions and transmission performances than conventional belt drives in terms of the above measures.

JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Journal citation221 (5), pp. 579-587
ISSN0954-4062
YearMay 2007
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1243/0954406JMES427
Publication dates
PublishedMay 2007

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