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With the integration of the Tribo-X journal bearing module into ANSYS Workbench, in cooperation with our development and distribution partner CADFEM, the Tribo-X inside ANSYS extension has been developed, which allows the convenient calculation of lubricated journal bearings with ANSYS Mechanical. The basis of the bearing analysis is a CAD bearing model, in which the gap area is automatically detected. The description of the geometry and load of the bearing is parametric in the Workbench project tree. The parameterization enables automated sensitivity and optimization analyses of the bearing. These analyses can be supported by ANSYS DesignXplorer or ANSYS optiSLang.


Tribo-X inside ANSYS


  • short calculation times despite high degree of detailing
  • basis of the bearing analysis is a CAD model with arbitrary gap geometry
  • consideration of elastic deformations of the bearing and their effect on the gap geometry
  • complete simulation of the Stribeck curve by considering mixed friction
  • identification of speed- and load-dependent bearing coefficients
  • fully parametric workflow


Webinars for Tribo-X inside ANSYS

You would like to tailor your plain bearings as optimally as possible to your application or you have observed running marks in the past and would like to avoid them in the future.

Independent of whether it is a question of

  • the identification of suitable bearing dimensions and materials,
  • the perfect position of the lubrication pockets,
  • a higher bearing load carrying capacity
  • or answering the question "What happens if"

simulation helps to optimally design hydrodynamic radial plain bearings.

In this webinar, we will show you how to design your plain bearings easily and efficiently with Tribo-X inside Ansys, preventing damage with the optimal bearing design.

Current dates

Date Time Location Language
22 Apr 2021 11:00 – 12:00 Online German
16 Sep 2021 11:00 – 12:00 Online German

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Seminars for Tribo-X inside ANSYS

Simulation of hydrodynamic journal bearings with Tribo-X inside ANSYS

With Tribo-X inside ANSYS, CADFEM and Tribo Technologies have developed a solution that enables convenient and efficient calculation of hydrodynamic radial bearings in ANSYS Workbench. In this seminar, you will learn which properties significantly determine the operating behavior of a radial bearing and what role is played by elastic deformations, deviations in shape and position, as well as thermal effects. In addition, you will gain knowledge on how the mixed friction state of a bearing can be evaluated. Through an operating-point-dependent determination of bearing coefficients, you will be able to better understand the vibration behavior of plain bearing shafts. A parameterization of the bearing model allows you to make a holistic optimization of the shaft-bearing housing system for the respective application.

Current dates

Date Time Location Language
24 Feb 2021 – 25 Feb 2021 09:00 – 17:00 Online German
16 Jun 2021 – 17 Jun 2021 09:00 – 17:00 Online German
05 Oct 2021 – 06 Oct 2021 09:00 – 17:00 Grafing German
30 Nov 2021 – 01 Dec 2021 09:00 – 17:00 Online German

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