### Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials Fifth Edition Chapter 6

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, T