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Homework Help: Belt Drive

  1. Oct 30, 2006 #1
    Wheel A of radius ra = 14.6 cm is coupled by belt B to wheel C of radius rc = 28.8 cm. Wheel A increases its angular speed from rest at time t = 0 s at a uniform rate of 7.1 rad/s2. At what time will wheel C reach a rotational speed of 240.7 rev/min, assuming the belt does not slip?

    I did ...Vta = Vtc, but stil didint get it. i got the Vtc
    value and divided that by raduis of A to get w for a. then
    divided the acceleration by the w for a, but my time is
    still wrong!!

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  3. Oct 30, 2006 #2


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    Sounds like you are basically using the correct approach. Can you please post your calculations (including units) so we can see if it's just a math error?
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