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What do you mean by rope drive.

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The ropes are generally circular in section. Rope-drive is mostly used when the distance between the driving shaft and driven shaft is large. Frictional grip in rope-drive is more than that in V-belt drive. The ratio of tensions in this case will also be same as in case of V-belt. Hence ratio of tension will be as: 

Ratio of Tension in Rope Drive:: T1/T2 = eµ.θ.coseca

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