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Torque required to rotate 5 flywheels connected with 1 belt

  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1
    Hi,

    I have 5 machines with flywheels, which are connected with one single belt, so that all five flywheels rotate together. Torque required for each flywheel to rotate is 300 Nm and rpm is 500.
    what would be the total torque required to rotate five flywheels connected with one belt?
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2015 #2

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    Hi vamshi, :welcome:

    Without further info I would say 1500 Nm, but you had that already, right ?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2015 #3
    Hello BvU, Actually I don't know the total torque. If it is 1500Nm then there is no use of single belt used for all five flywheels.

    How could I minimize the total torque to rotate five flywheels and what would be alternatives to minimize the torque?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2015 #4

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    Well, that isn't much in the department of "further info"...
    Would you able to make sense of
    if you read it again ?
     
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