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Selection of Geometric Features of V-Belt Transmission Through Multi-criteria Analysis

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A method of selecting geometric features for a V-belt transmission through a multi-criteria analysis is presented. The application of the method to the design process is illustrated with a design problem including the selection of geometric features for a V-belt transmission driving a chain conveyor. The decision variables, i.e. the quantities sought in the design process, were the (standard) diameter of the pulleys, the cross section of the belt and the values of four indices: the cost of the belts, the cost of the pulleys, the belt transmission volume and the belt cross section load capacity.

The evaluation criteria were: the (minimum) volume and manufacturing cost of the belt transmission and the (maximum) belt cross section load capacity index. Three belt cross sections, i.e. A, B and C, and seven standard driving pulley diameters in the range of 112–224 mm were analysed. The design computations were performed using the computer program described in [12]. The results of the analysis are presented graphically and conclusions are drawn.

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Krawiec, M. (2019). Selection of Geometric Features of V-Belt Transmission Through Multi-criteria Analysis. In: Rusiński, E., Pietrusiak, D. (eds) Proceedings of the 14th International Scientific Conference: Computer Aided Engineering. CAE 2018. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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