Automated Stress Analysis of Mechanical Sheaves and Pulleys
The conventional design of sheaves is based on either empirical formulae or very elementary stress analysis. A finite element stress analysis is presented for the full hub and the spoked sheaves with elliptical spoke cross sections. For performing the analysis, a general-purpose finite element analysis computer program, SAPIV is provided. The program can perform static and dynamic analyses of large 3-D problems and show the effects of varying design parameters.
M. Saraph et al., "Automated Stress Analysis of Mechanical Sheaves and Pulleys," Computers in Mechanical Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1982.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Machine Components; Computer Aided Design; Power Transmission - Equipment
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