Rolling ContactsRolling Contacts

This basic module is used to simulate rolling contacts, such as these e.g. in rolling bearings, gears, cam/follower pairings, axial piston pumps, wet-running friction gears or continuously variable transmissions are present.

Pressure distribution within a rolling contact

Module Highlights

  • simulation with time-varying boundary conditions such as load, speed, temperatures, etc.
  • point and line contacts with arbitrary contour
  • consideration of manufacturing and wear profiles
  • deformations using elastic half space
  • mixed friction (add-on module MicroSim necessary)
  • temperature distribution within fluid solids
  • temperature and pressure dependent lubricant parameters
  • non-Newtonian flow behavior with and without limiting shear stress
  • wall slip between lubricant and solids
  • mass-conserving cavitation
  • coated surfaces
  • minimum quantity lubrication
  • determination of stiffness and damping coefficients
  • wear simulation