Mechanics of Machines-I

Mechanics of Machines-I

MECHANICS OF MACHINES-I BELTS & ROPES DRIVE BELTS & ROPES DRIVE The belts or ropes are used

to transmit power from one shaft to another by means of pulleys. Amount of power transmitted depends upon the following factors : 1. The velocity of the belt. 2. The tension under which the belt is placed on the

pulleys. 3. The arc of contact between the belt and the smaller. 4. In order to obtain good results with flat belts, the maximum distance between the shafts should not exceed 10 metres and the minimum should not be less than 3.5 times the diameter of the larger pulley

Selection Of Belt 1. Speed of the driving and driven shafts. 2. Speed reduction ratio.

3. Power to be transmitted. 4. Centre distance between the shafts.

Types of Belt Drives 1. Light drives : These are used to transmit small powers at belt speeds upto about 10 m/s, as in

agricultural machines and small machine tools. Medium drives : These are used to transmit medium power at belt speeds over 10 m/s but up to 22 m/s, as in machine tools.

Heavy drives : These are used to transmit large powers at belt speeds above 22 m/ s, as in compressors and generators

Types of Belts Flat belt : is mostly used in the factories and workshops, where a moderate amount of power is to be transmitted, from one pulley to another when the two pulleys are not

more than 8 metres apart. V belt : is mostly used in the factories and workshops , where a moderate amount of power is to be transmitted, from one pulley to another,

when the two pulleys are very near to each other Circular belt: is mostly used in the factories and workshops, where a great amount of power is to be transmitted, from one pulley to another,

when the two pulleys are more than 8 meters apart. Material used for Belts 1. Leather belts 2. Cotton or fabric belts 3. Rubber belt

4. Balata belts(acid proof and water proof) YPES OF FLAT BELT DRIVES 1. Open belt drive is used with shafts arranged parallel and rotating in the same direction. In this case, the driver 1 pulls the belt from

one side and delivers it to the other side .Thus the tension in the lower side belt will be more than that in the upper side belt. The lower side belt (because of more tension) is known as tight side whereas the upper side belt (because of less tension) is known as

slack side. Crossed or twist belt driv The crossed or twist belt drive, is used with shafts arranged parallel and rotating in the opposite directions.

3. Quarter turn The quarter turn belt belt drive drive also known as right angle belt drive, , is used with shafts arranged at right angles and rotating in one definite direction . In

order to prevent the belt from leaving the pulley, the width of the face of the pulley should be greater or equal to 1.4 b, where b is the width of belt. elt drive with idler pulley A belt drive with an idler

pulley, , is used with shaft arranged parallel and when an open belt drive cannot be used due to small angle of contact on the smaller pulley. This type of drive is provided to obtain high velocity ratio and when the required belt

tension cannot be obtained by other means. ompound belt drive : A compound belt drive, is used when power is transmitted from one shaft to another through a number of pulleys.

epped or cone pulley dri A stepped or cone pulley drive , is used for changing the speed of the driven shaft while the main or driving shaft runs at constant speed .

This is accomplished by shifting the belt from one part of the steps to the other. Fast and loose pulley drive fast and loose pulley drive, , is used when the driven or

machine shaft is to be started or stopped when ever desired without interfering with the driving shaft. A pulley which is keyed to the machine shaft is called fast pulley and runs at the same speed as that of machine shaft. A loose pulley runs freely over the machine shaft and is incapable of

transmitting any power. Velocity Ratio of Belt Drive Velocity Ratio of Compound Belt Drive Slip of Belt: sometimes, the frictional grip becomes

insufficient. This may cause some forward motion of the driver without carrying the belt with it. This may also cause some forward motion of the belt without carrying the driven pulley with it. This is called slip of the belt

s1 % = Slip between the driver and the belt, and s2 % = Slip between the belt and the follower. Velocity of the belt passing over the driver per second Creep of Belt When the belt passes from the slack side to the tight side, a certain portion of the belt extends and it contracts again when the belt passes from the tight side to slack side. Due to these changes of length,

there is a relative motion between the belt and the pulley surfaces. This relative motion is termed as creep. the velocity ratio is given by : 1 and 2 = Stress in the belt on the tight and slack side respectively, and E = Youngs modulus for the material of the belt.

Length of an Open Belt Drive Length of a Cross Belt Drive in a cross belt drive, both the pulleys rotate in opposite directions. Power Transmitted by a Belt

T1 and T2 = Tensions in the tight and slack side of the belt respectively in newtons , r1 and r2 = Radii of the driver and follower respectively,

v = Velocity of the belt in m/s. Ratio of Driving Tensions For Flat Belt Drive

T1 = Tension in the belt on the tight side, T2 = Tension in the belt on the slack side, and = Angle of contact in radians (i.e. angle subtended by the arc AB, along which the belt touches the pulley at the centre). Now consider a small portion of the belt PQ, subtending an angle at the centre of thepulley as shown in Fig. The belt PQ is in equilibrium under the following forces : 1. Tension T in the belt at P, 2. Tension (T + T) in the belt at Q, 3. Normal reaction RN, and 4. Frictional force, F = RN , where is the coefficient of friction between the belt and

pulley. Centrifugal Tension : Since the belt continuously runs over the pulleys, therefore, some centrifugal force is caused, whose effect is to increase the tension on both, tight as well as the slack sides. The tension caused by centrifugal force is called centrifugal tension. At lower belt speeds (less than 10 m/s), the centrifugal

tension is very small, but at higher belt speeds (more than 10 m/s), its effect is considerable m = Mass of the belt per unit length in kg, v = Linear velocity of the belt in m/s, r = Radius of the pulley over which the belt runs in metres, and TC = Centrifugal tension acting tangentially at P and Q in newtons. Maximum Tension in the Belt

Initial Tension in the Belt The motion of the belt from the driver and the follower is governed by a firm grip, due to friction between the belt and the pulleys.In order to increase this grip, the belt is tightened up. At this stage, even when the pulleys are stationary,t he belt is subjected to some tension, called initial tension. V-belt drive V-belt is mostly used in factories and workshops where a great amount of power is to be transmitted from one pulley to another when the two pulleys

are very near to each other. Cross Section of V-Belt & Grooved pulley Advantages of V-belt Drive Over Flat Belt Drive 1. The V-belt drive gives compactness due to the small distance between the centres of pulleys.

2. The drive is positive, because the slip between the belt and the pulley groove is negligible. 3. Since the V-belts are made endless and there is no joint trouble, therefore the drive is smooth. 4. It provides longer life, 3 to 5 years. 5. It can be easily installed and removed. 6. The operation of the belt and pulley is quiet. 7. The belts have the ability to cushion the shock when machines are started.

8. The high velocity ratio (maximum 10) may be obtained. Disadvantages of V-Belt 1. The V-belt drive cannot be used with large centre distances. 2. The V-belts are not so durable as flat belts. 3. The construction of pulleys for V-belts is more complicated than pulleys for flat belts. 4. Since the V-belts are subjected to certain amount of creep, therefore these are not suitable for constant

speed application such as synchronous machines, and timing devices. 5. The belt life is greatly influenced with temperature changes, improper belt tension and mismatching of belt lengths. 6. The centrifugal tension prevents the use of V-belts at speeds below 5 m/s and above 50m/s. Ratio of Driving Tensions for Vbelt

Rope Drive : The rope drives are widely used where a large amount of power is to be transmitted, from one pulley to another, over a considerable distance. types of ropes : 1. Fibre ropes 2. Wire ropes

Advantages of Fibre Rope Drives 1. They give smooth, steady and quiet service. 2. They are little affected by out door conditions. 3. The shafts may be out of strict alignment. 4. The power may be taken off in any direction and in fractional parts of the

whole amount. 5. They give high mechanical efficiency Sheave for Fibre Ropes The fibre ropes are usually circular in cross-section. The sheave for the fibre ropes is shown in Fig. The groove angle of the pulley for rope drives is usually 45. The grooves in the pulleys are made narrow at the bottom and the rope is pinched

between the edges of the V-groove to increase the holding power of the rope on the pulley. Wire Ropes When a large amount of power is to be transmitted over long distances from one pulley to another (i.e. when the pulleys are upto 150 metres apart), then wire ropes are used.

Advantages of Wire Rope : 1. These are lighter in weight, 2. These offer silent operation, 3. These can withstand shock loads, 4. These are more reliable, 5. They do not fail suddenly, 6. These are more durable, 7. The efficiency is high, and 8. The cost is low. Ratio of Driving Tensions for Rope Drive

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