FVA-Workbench 4.0 Next Generation Released

Now available! The FVA-Workbench is a simulation platform for the modelling, parameterisation, calculation, and dimensioning of gear units. In the new version 4.0, the operating concept of the software has been completely redesigned. Users profit from new control options and assistance following significant improvements to the ease of use, productivity, and quality of the FVA Workbench 4.0 Next Generation.

Intuitive user interface delivers results quickly

The new operating concept focuses on machine element specific calculations. This innovative approach reliably guides the user through the calculation process. The foundation for this is the new input logic, which clearly arranges entries into tabs. Only data that is required for the specific calculation is displayed. The system responds to user entries, reports incomplete information, provides assistance, and prevents inconsistencies.

FVA Workbench 4.0 Next Generation stands for:

  • Intuitive operation
  • Logic and consistency checks
  • Visualisation of results with CAD-based 3D rendering
  • Input assistance with context-sensitive help
  • Integration with the FVA KnowledgeBase
  • Transparent error messages
  • Quality calculation methods

Additional calculation methods from the leading drive technology research network

The use of established Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. calculation methods ensures high quality results. In addition, FVA Workbench 4.0 Next Generation has been expanded to include the following calculation methods from the leading drive technology research network:

  • Modelling of free planetary stages, such as Ravigneaux and Wolfrom gear sets
  • Consideration of crossover influences in planetary gear units and shaft-in-shaft bearing arrangements
  • Pitting resistance according to ISO TR15144
  • Tooth root load capacity
  • Calculation of flank fracture
  • Calculation of rolling bearing frictional torque according to FVA 701
  • Calculation of shaft strength according to DIN 743
  • Multiple interference fits