Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

31, 4, pp. 857-869, Warsaw 1993

Geometric form design of V-belts made of non-linear elastic materials

Marian Dudziak, Janusz Mielniczuk
A geometric form designing method for details made of rubber-like materials has been presented in the paper. With regard to real properties of materials of that kind a non-linearly elastic physical model was adopted as the most adequate one. Large finite deformations as well as a state of stress for composite load have been determined too. Eventually, it allows one to design for example detail cross-sections of desirable shape.