Accelerated nonlinear analysis for ball bearings
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Ball bearings are a common and vital part of many industrial systems. Many companies rely heavily on them, and their failure can result in costly downtime, high maintenance costs and loss of revenue.
As a result, engineers take great care to design their bearings efficiently to ensure they can endure extreme stress between moving parts. Typically, engineers use finite element analysis (FEA) to evaluate the bearings’ ability to withstand repeated loading and the types of loading acting on the moving structures. Unfortunately, due to the nonlinear nature of ball bearings, undertaking detailed analysis using FEA is often not feasible. Consequently, the product life-cycle is reduced, and engineers cannot fully understand the best way to design and maintain bearings for optimal use.
Akselos’ simulation software undertakes component and condition-based modelling at a speed and scale greater than traditional finite element analysis. This analysis enhances the design and operations of ball bearings, leading to improved performance.