Find out what’s new in our latest major software update MASTA 11
Packed with new and updated functionality, the latest offering of our world leading transmission development software aims to revolutionise your CAE experience. MASTA 11 introduces brand new modelling and analysis capabilities to keep you at the forefront of an industry forever pushing its own boundaries. From traditional heavy industry to cutting edge electrified propulsion and robotics, MASTA 11 has you covered whatever your transmission application
This latest release builds on the strengths and successes of previous versions and includes several advanced enhancements. For full details see the release notes (full release notes can be accessed via SMT Portal).
Below summarizes the major updates in the latest release of MASTA, for further details get in touch
Construct systems and create FE components with ease using MASTA 11’s revolutionary SpaceClaim CAD Link functionality.
- Create precision MASTA models directly from SpaceClaim. Define MASTA components from 3D assemblies with zero intermediary steps. Identical geometry, identical coordinates, identical connections. Creating transmission CAE models from CAD has never been easier.
- Model full FE components in MASTA via a direct link to SpaceClaim or import STL files produced by any major CAD package. Seamlessly pass mesh or geometry data between MASTA and SpaceClaim at the click of a button using SpaceClaim CAD Link
- Apply the power of automated DoE studies to effortlessly optimise your housings and complex component designs. Rapidly optimise detailed shaft or housing models by harnessing the power of both MASTA & SpaceClaim. Parametrise CAD geometry, generate and transfer FE meshes and perform intricate DoE studies to optimise component designs in record time.
- MASTA 11 introduces the new and vastly improved click-and-drop model assembly system, ensuring a smooth and lightening fast user experience.
Develop asymmetric gear designs using high fidelity tooth contact models.
Whilst not a new concept, asymmetric gears are being introduced into an increasing array of applications. It is easy to see why, demonstrating numerous benefits over traditional symmetric designs.
The ability to model this type of gear in MASTA 11 has been combined with the well-established Advanced LTCA functionality. This high accuracy tooth contact analysis has been adapted to serve asymmetric geometry and can be used to obtain critical output data such as transmission error, load distribution, root stress and much more.
Analyse systems for modulation sidebands and use MASTA’s powerful optimisation tools to minimise the impact of this behaviour.
MASTA 11 introduces the powerful new ability to assess the dynamic response of modulation sidebands within a fully detailed system model. Sidebands are proving to be an ever-important topic in the field of NVH and being able to assess and understand the behaviour is critical to successful transmission design.
Take, for example, the typical cases of gear blank hole dynamics or the effects of modulation within a planetary gear system.
This functionality provides a novel separation of timescales piecewise linear time stepping solution. Take full advantage of the speed benefits of a linear modal model, whilst incorporating critical transient time domain effects.
MASTA 11 introduces the simulation of cycloidal drives, allowing users to develop both standard and RV types as part of complete system models.
Providing exceptionally high ratio transmissions for precision applications, such as the smooth and accurate positioning of robotics, the use of cycloidal drives is on the increase. System level modelling and analysis is essential, and MASTA 11 provides the tools to do just that.
From basic power flow simulations to advanced system level deflection studies incorporating manufacturing deviations, MASTA 11 provides a large range of powerful tools for pioneering engineers.