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Homework Help: Belt conveyor problem

  1. Feb 14, 2013 #1
    hey ... i need help with this problem

    Grain density=700 kg/m^3
    velocity of belt=1.3 m/sec
    wide of belt = 50cm

    1- real Length
    2- conveing wight

    look at pic

    http://hh7.an3m1.com/Sep/an3m1.com_13608577291.png [Broken]

    My answer :

    1- sin(30)= 5\L
    L= 10 * 2.5= 25m

    2- conveing wight i need help with it
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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  3. Feb 14, 2013 #2


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    Oh so many colors.
    I don't understand how you tried to calculate the length, but the result is wrong. The tangens is not really useful here.

    What is "conveing wight"? And do you have some height of the material on the conveyor?
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