V-belt drive miniaturization using FEM simulation – an approach

  • Frank H. SchaefeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


The Design of belt drives is based on experimental investigations and experience. Digital analysis has almost no significance as belt drives are robust components and an accurate description is impossible due to belt´s composition and kinematic. This paper deals with an approach to describe the belt´s behavior using common simulation methods. In a first step influencing parameters are identified and determined both experimentally and theoretically. Then a FEM simulation procedure is built to describe the impact of belt kinematics leading to stress deformation. Last step is the transfer of results to minimize the cross section and geometry of the V-belt and to analyze and evaluate the related changes.


V-belt Simulation Miniaturization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HAW Hamburg, Berliner Tor 21HamburgGermany

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