Belt transmissions involve several moving elements and a variety of materials, enabling flexible power transmission but leading to complex and interdependent system design requirements. The basic performance of a candidate belt transmission can be estimated from kinematic analysis, while a dynamic simulation can give a much better idea of actual system performance and limits.
This Julia package assists users in designing belt transmissions using flat or synchronous belts. Primary structures model Pulley and belt Segments, these can be analyzed and plotted through Plots.jl. See the package readme and docs for more information.
BeltTransmission was used to determine the basic design of the Moover variants.
220801 - 0.1.1 - initial availability
BeltTransmission.jl is under active development, enhancement requests are welcome.