Belt Length

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The Length of a Belt calculator computes the length of a belt that goes around two pulleys BeltLength-illustration.png Belt length around two pulleys. based on the pulley diameters (DD and Dd) and the distance between the axles (L).

INSTRUCTIONS:  Choose units and enter the following:

  • (DD) This is the diameter of the first pulley
  • (Dd) This is the diameter of the second pulley
  • (L) This is the distance between the pulley axles.

Belt Length (BL): The calculator return the belt length (BL) in meters.  However, this can be automatically converted to other length units via the pull-down menu.

The Math

The length of a belt on two pulleys formula is: 

               BL = (DD+Dd)•π/2 +(L•2)+ ( (DD-Dd)² / (L•4) )
where:

  • BL is the belt length
  • DD is the diameter of the first pulley.
  • Dd is the diameter of the second pulley.
  • L is the distance between the axles. 
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References

  • Handyman In~Your~Pocket page 42 :(Young and Glover)2012 published by Sequoia Publishing Inc of Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.

 

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