Elastic belt extended by two equal rigid pulleys. (English) Zbl 1431.74091

Summary: In this paper, we provide an analytical solution for the contact problem of an elastic belt extended by two equal smooth rigid pulleys. The belt is treated as a Bernoulli-Euler rod, and the expressions for pulley displacement and pulley reaction force are given in terms of Jacobi elliptical functions. Theoretical considerations are enhanced by examples in tabular and graphical form.


74M15 Contact in solid mechanics
74G05 Explicit solutions of equilibrium problems in solid mechanics


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