## Belt Conveyors For Bulk Materials Fifth Edition

89 belt tension calculations w b =weight of belt in pounds per foot of belt length. when the exact weight of the belt is not known, use average estimated belt weight (see table 6-1) w m =weight of material, lbs per foot of belt length: three multiplying factors, k t , k x , and k y , are used in calculations of three of the components of the effective belt tension,.