Belt drives in arctic conditions

Ari Lehto

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Abstract

Problems concerning the behaviour of power transmission belts at low temperatures were studied experimentally. A belt drive, designed according to the standard SFS 3527, was used at low temperatures. The minimum service temperature was determined for ten v-bells and one timing belt. The influence of pulley diameter, loading, tensioning method and storage time at low temperatures was studied experimentally. The main problems when using belts at low temperatures were caused by rubber materials becoming stiff and brittle. That increased the starting torques of the belts, and caused cracks in the top or the bottom rubber of the belt.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)951-38-2868-9
Publication statusPublished - 1987
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameTiedotteita / Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus
PublisherVTT
No.717
ISSN (Print)0358-5085

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Belt drives
Rubber
Temperature
Pulleys
Power transmission
Torque
Cracks

Keywords

  • belt drives
  • cold weather tests
  • low temperature tests

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Lehto, A. (1987). Belt drives in arctic conditions. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, No. 717
Lehto, Ari. / Belt drives in arctic conditions. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1987. 23 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 717).
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Lehto, A 1987, Belt drives in arctic conditions. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, no. 717, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

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Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1987. 23 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 717).

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Lehto A. Belt drives in arctic conditions. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1987. 23 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 717).