Computer-Aided design of belt and pulley systems using Visual Basic

  • A.I Obi
  • C.A Ngene
  • I.S Aji
  • O.O Ogunleye


A Visual Basic Code “DriveCad” was developed for analysis and design of flat and V-belt drives. The Code was used to solve design problems and the results compared favorably with data generated by manual computat-ions, with variation of less than 1.6 %. DriveCad was used to generate scaled 2-dimensional drawings of pulley and belt assembly at reduced design time with minimal roundoff errors.

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