2018-11-14 · 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