Cranktrain Modeling

Contact name Mr. Pete Nguyen
Typical duration 2 days
Email for more information p.nguyen@gtisoft.com

This course is designed for those interested in Cranktrain modeling and analysis in GT-SUITE.  It will focus on the simulation of engine cranktrain dynamics through the use of GT-SUITE.  The following topics will be covered:

Introductory Concepts of GT-SUITE:

  • 2-D Mechanical Simulation
  • Model Setup- initialization, parameters sweeps, Optimization/Design of Experiments
  • Post-processing (GT-POST)
  • Subassemblies and User Compounds

Rigid Crankshaft Analysis

  • Crankshaft Balancing
  • Cylinder Pressure Boundary Conditions Applied

Crankshaft Torsional Analysis

  • Time Domain Solution with Steady State Convergence
  • Frequency Domain Solutions (Free and Forced)

Crankshaft Quasi-Static and Dynamic Bending Solution

  • Fillet Stress Calculations Based on Dynamic Loading
  • Coupled Journal Bearing Solution

If time permits, extra and more specialized topics may be covered.  The topics will selected by the participants.  Some possible topics are:  Block Vibration, Integrated Simulations (e.g cranktrain + valvetrain, cranktrain + drivetrain), Transient simulations, user-supplied

Note:  This course may be offered as a future open registration event OR requested as a custom training at a GTI office location or your location.