Event Date(s) Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Start - Stop Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Location Gamma Technologies Worldwide Headquarters
601 Oakmont Lane, Suite 220
Telephone: (630) 325-5848
Westmont IL
Register By April 1, 2020 - 12:00 AM CST
Instructor(s) Neehar Kulkarni
Language English
Open Seats 12 remaining seat(s)
Standard Fee $500.00
University Fee $250.00
Pay Online Via Credit Card Discount Save $100

This class is intended for users with previous experience or users who participate in this free-of-charge Introduction Training.

This course is designed for new users of GT-SUITE for Timing and Accessory Drive Applications.  It will focus on the simulation of stand-alone chain, belt and gear drive systems with imposed speed and load boundary conditions.  Depending on the interest of the attendees some or all of the following topics will be covered:

Introductory Concepts:

  • 2-D Mechanical Simulation and Visualization
  • Subassemblies and User Compound
  • Speed Boundary Conditions at the Crankshaft
  • 2D Force and Torque conventions for loading driven components in the system
  • Simulation sweep with Order Tracking

Accessory Drive Modeling

  • Layout of the pulleys, idlers and tensioner
  • Definition of belt contact stiffness and friction on grooved and smooth surfaces
  • Pre-processing calculations for Belt System with steady state loading

Timing Belt Modeling

  • Layout of the toothed pulleys, idlers and tensioner
  • Definition of pulley and belt tooth shapes
  • Contact and friction definitions for tooth and smooth sides of belt

Timing Chain Modeling

  • Layout of the sprockets, guides and tensioner
  • Definition of sprocket teeth (and link teeth for silent chains)
  • Definition of the hydraulic tensioner

Gear Drive Modeling

  • Layout of geartrain based on relative positioning of pinions
  • Gear Tooth definition options
  • Calculations of lash and mesh stiffness
  • Contact stress and loss calculations

If time permits, more specialized topics may be covered as requested by participants.  Some possible topics are: Cam Phasers, Belt Starter Generator Systems, Integrated Simulations (with cranktrain and other subsystems) or User-supplied suggestions.