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Model: V02 Belt Drive Between Circular and Conical Cylinders
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Belt Drive Mechanisms
ID:
V02
Title (English):
Belt Drive Between Circular and Conical Cylinders
Title (German):
Offener Riementrieb mit Auflaufkonus, dient dazu, die Zweckmässigkeit des Balligdrehens der Riemenscheibe nachzuweisen
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [424,171]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [424,245,172]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
Description:
This model is a beautiful pedagogical device for demonstrating the tendency of a moving belt to move to a larger diameter on the conical cylinder as the circular cylinder in rotated. The use of belt and pulley mechanisms was almost universal in the age of steam engine manufacturing to distribute power throughout the work stations. To prevent the belts from slipping off their pulleys and to avoid the use of pulley wheels with end face plates, the pulley wheels were spherically crowned. Any tendency of the belt to slip off would be self- corrected by the drift of the belt toward the larger diameter of the center of the wheel. This phenomenon was known at the time of Cambridge professor Robert Willis (1841). It also demonstrates the connection between mechanics and geometry because of the role that friction plays in the dynamics between the belt and the wheel surface.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-07-01
Image Metadata
Title:
V02. Belt Drive Between Circular and Conical Cylinders
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/V02.jpg
Size (w x h):
282 x 384

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