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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by hassanfadil, Jun 17, 2010.

    1. hassanfadil

      hassanfadil New Member

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      Our lecturer gave us an equation to calculate the horsepower rating of one strand of V-Belt, while all books use Charts.
      The problem is there is "kd" in the equation which i can't figure out what it is.

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      Sorry for the bad quality.
      Any help is really appreciated :)
      Thanks in advance.
       
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    3. FTH

      FTH New Member

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      d is about pulley pitch diameter, i guess. but k...have no idea
       
    4. hassanfadil

      hassanfadil New Member

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      Thanks for the reply :)
      i think his tables are not complete cause k seems like a factor.
       

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