Timing and Auxiliary Drives

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Traditionally, timing and accessory drives were designed independently of the crankshaft and camshaft.  However, it is increasingly clear that the response of these drives affect the entire system interaction.  GT-SUITE provides engineers with the traditional layout, wrapping, and static analysis of these systems.  These same models can be linked to already-existing crankshaft and/or camshaft models to study bearing loads, torsional vibrations, and bending effects.  Static layout and dynamic response can now be performed with a single model, in a single tool: GT-SUITE.



Product Highlights

  • Roller and silent chain drives, with rigid or flexible guides, pivoted or translating tensioners
  • Spur and helical gear trains
  • Ring-gears, planetary gear systems
  • Accessory drive (V or ribbed) belts
  • Timing belts with trapezoidal or arc-shaped teeth
  • Planar multibody dynamics, with hubs supported by bearings or shafts
  • Extensive output: chain/belt tension and lateral waves, friction forces, torques, transmission error
  • 2D and 3D animations

Advanced Features and Applications

  • Two-sided silent chains
  • Two-sided timing belts
  • Hydraulic/Mechanical belt/chain tensioners
  • Gears: detailed 2D gear tooth contact kinematics, or faster simulations with equivalent mesh stiffness
  • Compound gear-chain-belt systems
  • Steady-state or fully transient simulations, speed ramps, start-stop
  • Multiple ODE integrators for fast runtime
  • Frequency-domain data analysis tools

Run Integrated Simulations with:

  • Valvetrain
  • Cranktrain
  • Oil circuit /Lube system
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