Graduate Research Papers

Methods for Correlating Field Test Experiences of Lab and Field Test Belts


Graduate Research Paper (Electronic Copy Not Available)


The major problem of this study was to determine how belt life tested in a laboratory environment can be correlated to actual field test data. The investigation was done with the aid of five durability test tractors and four lab test stations designed to test belts for those specific tractor geometries. Two Vendors were selected to provide a belt compound per the durability tractor geometry that would meet a product reliability goal of 1500 to 2000 hours of operation on the durability test tractors.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

First Advisor

John T. Fecik

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 54 pages)

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