Power Transmission Using Pulley Networks
The Simscape Driveline Couplings and Drives library includes pulley blocks that allow you to transmit power. The Belt Pulley block represents a simple belt-driven friction pulley. The Belt Drive block combines two Belt Pulley blocks that you can configure as an open or crossed belt system. You can model a simple hoist using the Belt Pulley. To model more complex mechanisms, combine several pulley blocks with tensioners, which you build using springs and dampers. Build high-fidelity models by including other Simscape and Simscape Driveline blocks.
|Belt Drive||Power transmission system with taut belt connecting two pulleys|
|Belt Pulley||Power transmission element with frictional belt wrapped around pulley circumference|
- Best Practices for Modeling Pulley Networks
Learn about belt direction and using ropes and inertias in pulley networks.
- Verify Pulley Configuration in Power Window System
The Simscape Driveline power window example contains a pulley network that uses tension and inertia and follows recommended belt-direction practices.
- Troubleshoot Pulley Network Issues
Learn how to solve initialization and motion issues in pulley networks.