Automotive V-Ribbed Belt Drives and Test Methods
- Ground Vehicle Standard
The following information covers engine accessory drive layout details and testing methods and includes test configurations, pulley diameters, power loads, and guidance for interpreting test data. This information has been prepared from existing literature, including standards and data supplied by both producers and users of V-ribbed belts.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Belt Drive (Automotive) Systems Committee reports to the Powertrain Systems Group of the Motor Vehicle Council. The Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to automotive accessory drive belts, pulleys and tensioners. Areas addressed include dimensional recommendations, test methods, and providing a common nomenclature. Participants in the SAE Belt Drive (Automotive) Systems Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government, and other interested parties.