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Material Model of Reinforced V-Belt  

Anton Hoeller
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Dear Mr. Bergstrom,

I have a Question regarding a reinforced v-belt model...

Is it possible to calibrate to a certain tension modulus (Et) and a certain bending modulus (Eb)? (Et = 10 * Eb)

What material model would offer enough freedom?

Would this be implemented in MCalibration? (For use in Ansys)


Thanks and BR

Anton Höller


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Yes, you can do that. It will require a material model with the freedom to specify the tension, shear, and compression stiffnesses independently. I have implemented such models in both PolyUMod and MCalibration (specifically the PN model and the TNV model). These models can then be used in ANSYS.