The objective of this study is to investigate if a high-fidelity finite element model can predict the Schallamach wave phenomenon in belt-drives. To this end a computational model which closely mimics a recently developed one-pulley experimental belt-drive apparatus, was created. The dynamic response predicted by the model is compared to the experiment results in order to demonstrate that the model can be used to predict the Schallamach wave phenomenon. Furthermore, the model is used to investigate the roles of Coulomb friction coefficient, adhesion, and torque direction on stick-slip instability effects.

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