Load Analysis Model (inc. LTCA)
The Load Analysis module can analyse the effect of micro-geometry and alignment of gear pairs on performance characteristics such as stress, efficiency, and transmission error. Iterative changes to micro geometry can be made to optimise performance for a given load case and asses the consequences across the whole duty cycle.
The load analysis program calculates the deformation of gear tooth components and their consequences on properties such as stress and transmission error (accuracy of ratio) under load. Versatile graphics and reporting features offer a quick interpretation of the resulting analysis and formatting for customer reports. Links to metrology and manufacturing equipment enable evaluation of existing gear components as well as newly designed components.
The Advanced level of this module incorporates the FE calculation GATES originally developed and experimentally validated at The Design Unit, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. Already implemented by some of the most trusted gear design and manufacturing institutions in the UK, the program has been used in the development of an extensive range of marine, industrial and automotive applications.