### Abstract

Starting from a previous model for the shift mechanics of rubber belt variators, this lecture elaborates practical design formulas for the torque and the axial thrust making use of the very close resemblance of the belt path to a linear spiral of Archimedes along a large part of the arc of contact. In addition, as an alternative to the modern calculus tools, it is shown how the drive variables can be equally calculated applying some propositions of Archimedes' classical treatise περι ‘ελικων (On Spirals).

Lingua originale | English |
---|---|

Pagine | 133-147 |

Numero di pagine | 14 |

Stato di pubblicazione | Published - 2010 |

### Fingerprint

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- History
- Mechanical Engineering