# How to Calculate and Solve for Diameter of Driver Pulley | Pulley Size Calculations The image above represents diameter of driver pulley.

To compute for diameter of driver pulley, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Diameter of Driven Pulley (Db), r.p.m. of Driver Pulley (ra) and r.p.m. of Driven Pulley (rb).

The formula for calculating diameter of driver pulley:

Da = (Db x rb/ra

Where:

Da = Diameter of Driver Pulley
Db = Diameter of Driven Pulley
rb = r.p.m. of Driven Pulley
ra = r.p.m. of Driver Pulley

Let’s solve an example;
Find the diameter of driver pulley when the diameter of driven pulley is 12, the r.p.m of driven pulley is 24 and the r.p.m of driver pulley is 10.

This implies that;

Db = Diameter of Driven Pulley = 12
rb = r.p.m. of Driven Pulley = 24
ra = r.p.m. of Driver Pulley = 10

Da = (Db x rb/ra
Da = (12 x 24)/10
Da = 288/10
Da = 28.8

Therefore, the diameter of driver pulley is 28.8 m.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Materials and Metallurgical under Engineering. Now, Click on Ball Mill Sizing under Materials and Metallurgical Now, Click on Pulley Size under Ball Mill Sizing Now, Click on Diameter of Driver Pulley under Pulley Size Calculations The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the diameter of driver pulley according to the respective parameters which is the Diameter of Driven Pulley (Db), r.p.m. of Driver Pulley (ra) and r.p.m. of Driven Pulley (rb). Now, enter the value appropriately and accordingly for the parameter as required by the Diameter of Driven Pulley (Db) is 12, r.p.m. of Driver Pulley (rais 24 and r.p.m. of Driven Pulley (rb) is 10. Finally, Click on Calculate As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the diameter of driver pulley and presents the formula, workings and steps too.