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The groove angle of the pulley for V-belt drive is usually

(a) 20° – 25°

(b) 25° – 32°

(c) 32° – 38°

(d) 38° – 45°

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Right option is (c) 32° – 38°

The best explanation: A small groove angle will require more force to pull the belt out of the groove which will result in loss of power and excessive belt wear due to friction and heat. Hence the selected groove angle is a compromise between the two. Usually the groove angles of 32° to 38° are used.

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