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Chain drive

Chain drive

Chain drive

(OP)
Hi. I'm trying to simulate chain drive in Adams. When I plot the chain tension it's either 0 all the time or some value. So I can see that it doesn't "separate" slack and tension side at all and i don't know how to define it? Here are some photos of what I defined in the software. Everything is the same for the sprockets except the position in space. I defined torque and rotational velocity on the driver sprocket.




RE: Chain drive

(OP)
Thank you so much. Do you have any suggestion where the problem might be? because I'm not sure where it is out of all the sources you just sent me? I know that tension force on the slack side should be 0 and on the tension side it should have desired value but in my simulations the forces are the same on the both sides and i don't know why. Here is the model.

RE: Chain drive

(OP)
None. I thought that torque on driver sprocket was enough. So do you think I should put same torque as on driver sprocket on the driven sprocket or the one that I calculated (which is bigger than the one on the driver sprocket)?

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