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Wind Belts - Oscillation

  1. Sep 13, 2012 #1
    Have you guys heard of wind belts?

    How would you model the oscillation of the actual belt?
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  3. Sep 17, 2012 #2
  4. Sep 17, 2012 #3


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    The oscillation depends on length, width, mass, tension and loss of the belt.

    Less mass, higher frequency
    Greater tension, higher frequency
    Shorter length, higher frequency
    Greater width, probably greater efficiency and lower frequency.
    Low loss material, higher efficiency.
    Greater loss, lower frequency and less efficiency.

    I have no equation for the oscillation.

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