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Which side have more tension in belt drive whether tight side or slack side and why?

Updated: 12/16/2022

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In a capstan model the tight side tension is on the side which is being pulled against the direction of the angular velocity this is usually denoted as T1.

Slack side tension is denoted as T2

equation relating the two:

T1/T2 = eu0

0=theta, u=mew

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