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SMT Engineering Services

NVH Capabilities

12 August 2020
1pm – 2pm (BST)

Dr Tom Hardy – Lead Transmission Engineer

Troubleshooting your
MASTA model

9 June 2020
1pm – 2pm (BST)

Matthew Smith – Customer Support Engineer

ISO 6336 2019 Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA

05 March 2020

1pm-2pm GMT

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer

Baydu Al – Senior Software Engineer/Analyst – Gear Specialist

Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry Specification & Analysis

13 February 2020
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer

System Deflection Analysis

05 December 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Matthew Smith – Customer Support Engineer

  • Introduction to System Deflection
  • System Deflection Model
  • Components in System Deflection
    • Gears
    • Shafts
    • Bearings
    • Modelling Clearances
  • Settings
    • Thermal Effects
    • Efficiency
    • Properties Grid
    • FE

Modelling and Analysis of EVs

19 Novemeber 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer

  • Introduction to System Deflection
  • System Deflection Model
  • Components in System Deflection
    • Gears
    • Shafts
    • Bearings
    • Modelling Clearances
  • Settings
    • Thermal Effects
    • Efficiency
    • Properties Grid
    • FE

MASTA Hints and
Tips

12 September 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer

  • User interface tips
  • Model building tips
  • Loading conditions tips
  • Custom reporting tips
  • FE model tips

Introduction to
MASTA

20 August 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer

Familiarisation with the MASTA Interface

Fundamentals of MASTA Model Building

  • Manual Modelling
  • 2D CAD Modelling
  • Specifying Gear Geometry
  • Imported FE Capabilities

Creating Loading Conditions

  • Power Loads
  • Duty Cycles
  • Comparative Analyses

System Analysis

  • Power Flow
  • System Deflection Overview

A Brief Summary of MASTA’s Other Capabilities

MASTA 10 – Overview of New Functionality

23 July 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Sam Webster – Senior Technical Trainer
Stuart Jones – Senior Software Engineer/Analyst

Demonstration of three scripting functionality examples of MASTA API in:

  • Excel
  • MATLAB
  • Python
  • Various enhancements to MASTA outside of scripting

Q&A’s

Finite Elements FAQs

19 June 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Tom Harvey – Technical Lead – Software Engineer/Analyst

Introduction to Finite Element in MASTA
FAQs

  • Housing mounts
  • Torque transfer
  • Bolt connections
  • Advanced solver options
  • Accelerometers
  • Gear blank modelling

Q&A

Scripting in MASTA

28 March 2019
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Stuart Jones – Senior Software Engineer/Analyst

  • Introduction to scripting in MASTA
  • SMT API properties, model building and extracting results using C# and VB.Net
  • Use scripted properties in MASTA’s custom reporting framework
  • Plugins – share functionality with other MASTA users whilst retaining IP
  • Create and setup multiple code solutions
  • Using the SMT API in a console application
  • Future developments
  • Q&A’s

MASTA 9 – Overview of New Functionality

20 November 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Tom Harvey – Technical Lead – Software Engineer/Analyst

  • Introduction
  • NVH Improvements
    • Airborne sound power
    • Export direct to acoustics
    • Operating deflection shapes
    • New interface
  • Shaft meshing
  • Flexible spline coupling
  • Bearing mounting clearance
  • CVT sheave forces
  • Future developments

Modelling Complex Planetary Arrangements in MASTA

30 August 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Richard Earl – Transmission Engineer

  • Introduction
  • Compound Planetary Gearset
  • Extending Compound Planetary Gearset
  • Automotive Automatic Example
  • Conclusion and Questions

Working with imported FE components in MASTA

26 July 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Anthony Phoenix – Transmission Engineer

  • Importing and reducing FE in MASTA models
  • The impact of including FE components on system analysis

Bearing Analysis

26 June 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Joshua Huntingford – Transmission Engineer

Parametric Studies in MASTA and RUNNA

31 May 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Rupesh Patel – Software Engineer/Analyst

NVH

26 April 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Owen Harris – Director of Research

  • Why and where NVH issues are occurring
  • Demo and discussion of test data and its analysis
  • How MASTA models and predicts gear whine including:
    • System deflection and gear mesh misalignments
    • Gear design and transmission error
    • The drivetrain compliances and gear dynamic mesh forces
    • Excitation of the full system model
  • Tips and tricks for NVH troubleshooting

Macro Geometry Design Space Search

22 March 2018
1pm – 2pm (GMT)

Stuart Jones – Senior Software Engineer/Analyst

  • Why and where NVH issues are occurring
  • Demo and discussion of test data and its analysis
  • How MASTA models and predicts gear whine including:
    • System deflection and gear mesh misalignments
    • Gear design and transmission error
    • The drivetrain compliances and gear dynamic mesh forces
    • Excitation of the full system model
  • Tips and tricks for NVH troubleshooting