This paper investigates the dynamic characteristics of pulley systems with different numbers of bolt holes. Models with four, six and eight bolt holes were chosen for the pulley. Three sets of cyclic pressure were applied to the pulley system to resemble the different running revolutions of an engine. The study investigates the effect of the number of holes on the system’s stiffness and natural frequency. Finite element models were used to simulate the obtained deformations, stresses and frequency response function (FRF) for pulley models comprising four, six and eight bolt holes under different cyclic pressures. The results show that the stiffness and natural frequency increased with increasing the number of the bolt holes. This in turn, reduced the resulted deformations and stresses.
Asker, Haval Kamal and Dawood, Thaker Saleh
"On The Dynamic Behaviour of Automobile Pulleys Under Cyclic Loading,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 6
, Article 12.
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