SERPENTINE -- EXTENDED LIFE ACCESSORY DRIVE

A new automotive accessory drive arrangement known as "Serpentine Drive" has been developed. The said arrangement employs a single, longitudinally ribbed drive belt, "snaking" around all the accessory pulleys to provide the driving force. Belt tension is applied and maintained by an automatic tensioning device, thus, belt slippage, which contributes to belt degeneration through the wear and heat generated in the process is virtually eliminated. Drive belt service lift has been considerably increased and maintenance literally eliminated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the SAE Meeting June 11-15, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Cassidy, R L
    • Fan, S K
    • MacDonald, R S
    • Samson, W F
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00303465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790699
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM