Tribo-X inside AnsysTribo-X inside Ansys


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



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
19 Mar 2024 – 20 Mar 2024 09:00 – 17:00 Online German
04 Jul 2024 – 05 Jul 2024 09:00 – 17:00 Online English
26 Nov 2024 – 27 Nov 2024 09:00 – 17:00 Online German

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