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New overview of our FEA work on Transmissions, Gearboxes and Drive Train Components

We've done a lot of work over the last several years in this corner of the engineering world, so it's time for us to highlight what we've done for our FEA work on transmission, gearbox and drive train components. It's a block of six exciting projects. Dr. George Laird has taken time to develop a project summary and representative model image for each one. As well he compiled all the projects into a video summary.

  1. Heavy-Duty Electric Utility Vehicle Gearbox and Differential Housing
  2. Dual-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine Gearbox and Housing
  3. Transmission analysis of dual-shaft 3,000 HP gearbox
  4. Transmission Shifting Mechanisms
  5. Hydraulic Variable Speed Transmission Housing Analyses
  6. Large-Scale Gearbox for Off-Shore Drilling Platform Winch

Click here to view the case studies summary.

Simulating deep-sea, heavy-lift cables

Autonomous guided undersea cables

A recent project of note involved heavy-lifting undersea cables. As George says, "We really don’t have any specialty as FEA consultants, except how to figure out how to model complex systems."

That was especially true in this complex project involving the dynamic movement of undersea tensioned cables. As the cables pump or tow objects, they whip back and forth due to both sea currents and lift operations. With an estimated cost per cable in the millions of dollars, it was crucial to find a model solution.

Our work demonstrates a numerically elegant manner to simulate the FSI forces acting on large diameter high-modulus polyethylene rope (Spectra) during a deep-sea heavy lift operation.

Advanced LS-DYNA Analysis to Simulate Fluid Drag, Vortex Shedding on Undersea Cables



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