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Development of Metal Pushing V-Belt for Continuously Variable Transmission

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.14 No.1


Metal pushing V-belt is the core technology of CVT. Up to the present, only Van Doorne’s Transmissie b. v. has engaged in the mass production of this component. As a result of knowledge obtained from ongoing analysis of the power transmission mechanism, newly conducted measurements of block compression force for slack string and numerical analysis, Honda is the first automotive manufacturer to have independently developed the metal pushing V-belt for mass production. This newly developed metal pushing V-belt features reduced pitch diameter and increased power transmission, to achieve compactness of the CVT and a wider ratio range.


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Author (organization or company)

Tooru YAGASAKI(Tochigi R&D Center)、Hideaki AOYAMA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Toshihiro SAITO(Tochigi R&D Center)、Kazuo ISHII(Tochigi R&D Center)、Yoshinari OKADA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Mamoru ARIKAWA(Tochigi R&D Center)

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