1993-03-01

Development of Simulation Model for Calculating Loads to Synchronous Drive Belt 930622

A simulation model has been developed to estimate belt load by replacing the L/O (layout) around the engine synchronous drive belt and cam pulley with a simple vibration model based on the spring-mass system. Different engine specifications were applied to compare belt load estimates made by this model with the load actually measured, and found that the estimates matched the measurement values precisely. This report describes the specifications of our simulation model and the results of verification.

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