A Treatise on Belts and Pulleys

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John Wiley and Sons, 1885 - Belts and belting - 271 pages

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Page 191 - ... inches diameter for secondary drives. The diameter of the smallest pulley should not be less than thirty times the diameter of the rope, as the larger the pulley the less will be the internal friction, and consequent injury to the rope from bending and unbending (see the following table).
Page 16 - To find the piston speed of an engine, multiply the stroke in inches by the number of revolutions per minute and divide the product by 6. EXAMPLE. — An engine with a 52-inch stroke runs at a speed of 66 revolutions per minute.
Page 23 - horse-power," as commonly used, is equivalent to 33,000 foot-pounds : it is that amount of force or power which will lift a weight of 33,000 pounds one foot high in one minute, or a weight of one pound 33,000 feet high in one minute.
Page 15 - The velocity is found by multiplying the circumference of the pulley in feet by the number of revolutions per minute.
Page 134 - Problem. Two balls A and B are connected by a rod which is made to revolve upon a centre, the weight of A is 3 Ibs., and that of B is 4 Ibs., the distance of A from the axis is 8 ft., and that of B is 5 ft. ; if a point in the rod, at 1 foot from the axis, has a velocity of 10 feet per second; it is required to determine the work in the balls, and the point in the rod where we may suppose the weight of the two halls collected, so that the work may not be altered.
Page 15 - Ibs. per square inch) by twice the length of stroke (in feet) and by the number of revolutions per minute, and divide the product by 33000 for the horse-power.
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