CFD

Gears were generated with the software KISSsoft

Rear axle differential

 

With modern CFD-techniques it is possible to investigate the lubrication of complex gears at reasonable expense within a few days – illustrated here using the example of a rear axle differential. The oil distribution within the system can be monitored during adequately long periods. This allows the evaluation of complete oil circuits or for example the oil supply of bearings already in early design stages. Different operating conditions like start-up, stationary operation or even dynamic effects (e. g. inclination of gears during operation in mobile systems) can be simulated. This allows optimization already during the design phase.

Gears shown in this example were generated using the software KISSsoft (www.KISSsoft.AG).

More information about the techniques: particle methods and overset-mesh-methodology.

 

 

CFD represents many advantages for users which make a direct contribution towards a sustained increase in competitiveness.