FVA-Workbench 9: Next Level Engineering | Tour through the latest features of the software

Presented by Benjamin Abert, FVA GmbH

In this video, we will give you exciting insights into the latest release of our software, the FVA-Workbench 9! The FVA-Workbench is an indispensable tool for the analysis and optimization of gearboxes. The latest version presents a variety of improvements and innovative functions aimed at making workflows significantly more efficient and taking gearbox analysis and optimization to a new level. Join us on a tour through the latest features of the software and discover how you can benefit from the new functions of FVA-Workbench 9.

Plastic gear calculation with non-linear materials

Presented by Georg Hammerl, FVA GmbH

This tutorial demonstrates the gear design capabilities of the FVA-Workbench using plastic gears.

  • Steel/plastic and plastic/plastic gears
  • Complex wheel body geometries
  • Non-linear material behavior extracted from tensile test data
  • Automated creation of an FE model and calculation with Abaqus
  • Automated evaluation of the FE results and transfer into powerful diagrams

Wheel body design in the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Dr. Moritz Keuthen, FVA GmbH

To maximize the power density of a gear unit, all of its loads must be calculated as precisely as possible. This requires consideration of the stiffness of all components and their influence on the load carrying capacity. This tutorial will present the various models available in the FVA-Workbench, and compare their results, to provide a quick overview of the functions and results.

Local load capacity calculation in the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Dr. Ferdinand Wikidal, GearConsult

Presentation and demonstration of the local load capacity calculation in the FVA-Workbench during gear design, with examples.

  • Gear design
  • Local stresses
  • Flank modifications
  • Optimization

Using the SKF calculation service in the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Gary Bratton, FVA GmbH

The upcoming FVA-Workbench release includes access to the new SKF Calculation Service. This excellent feature from the SKF Group allows you to consider the exact bearing geometry in your calculations. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use this new feature.

FVA-Workbench interface to AVL EXCITE for eAXLE Calculation

Presented by Benjamin Abert (FVA GmbH) + Andreas Süß, Martin Sopouch (AVL List GmbH)

Learn about the gear design capabilities of the FVA-Workbench in gearbox design, and the simple interface to AVL EXCITETM eAxle.

  • Calculation of 3D load and pressure distribution
  • Calculation of the transmission error
  • Transferring models to AVL EXCITETM and continuating calculations
  • Dynamic calculations in the time and frequency domain

Power loss and efficiency calculation in the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Dennis Tazir, FVA GmbH

The FVA-Workbench provides comprehensive calculation methods for predicting and reducing the power losses of gearbox components such as gears and bearings. In this tutorial, we will use practical examples to demonstrate the power loss calculation options and user-friendly operation in the FVA-Workbench.

New features of the FVA-Workbench 7.0

Presented by Benjamin Abert, FVA GmbH

The precise and reliable calculations in the upcoming FVA-Workbench 7.0 are indispensable for the design of modern transmission systems.
Learn more about the new featuress in our free tutorial "New Features in the FVA-Workbench 7.0."

  • Consideration of wheel bodies in the overall system
  • Calculation of plastic gears with hyperelastic material behavior
  • Native processing of Excel data
  • Export of DXF drawings

Calculation of load spectra with the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Dr. Moritz Keuthen, FVA GmbH

Moritz Keuthen shows how to calculate load spectra with the FVA-Workbench.

  • Service life of cylindrical gears according to ISO 6336-6
  • Accumulated roller bearing life
  • Service life of notches according to FKM
  • Load spectra for multiple gears

Quickly and effectively prepare calculation results with the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Marcus Bisanz, FVA GmbH

Marcus Bisanz gives an overview of the new reporting features in the FVA-Workbench.

  • Scripting interface 
  • Export of calculation results to Excel
  • Import of data from Excel 
  • Process automation using scripting & Excel

Reducing gear excitation and noise with the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Dennis Tazir, FVA GmbH

Dennis Tazir of FVA GmbH provides an overview of gear excitation caused by the meshing of cylindrical gears and shows how the FVA-Workbench can be used to reduce noise.

  • Basics of gear excitation (contact ratios, stiffness, transmission error)
  • Potential improvements with micro modifications (e.g.; crowning, slope modification, tip relief, and bias)
  • Eigenvalue analysis (Campbell diagrams)

FEM planet carriers in the FVA-Workbench: modeling and best practices

Presented by Georg Hammerl, FVA GmbH

FEM​ expert Georg Hammerl presents the modeling and calculation options for planetary gears​ in the FVA-Workbench drive technology software, with a focus on FEM planet carriers:

  • CAD import options
  • Automated FEM meshing of planet carriers
  • Best practices: connecting the FEM planet carrier with the rest of gear model
  • Efficient workflow with internally parameterized planet carrier models  

Efficient, research-based gearbox design with the FVA-Workbench

Presented by Benjamin Abert,  FVA GmbH

Get an introduction to the most important features of the FVA-Workbench:

  • Calculation of gear geometry and overview of current standard calculation methods
  • Simulation of gear deformation and design of gear modifications
  • Calculation of gear excitation and noise behavior
  • and many more!

New features of the FVA-Workbench 6.0

Presented by Gary Bratton,  FVA GmbH

More efficient, more precise, more user-friendly. Get to know the new release in 25 minutes. Gary Bratton demonstrates the new features that await you in the FVA-Workbench 6.0. These include:

- Simple comparison of gearbox models and model states
- Updated calculation of shaft load capacity acc. to FKM
- Dimensioning of oil pumps and lubrication lines
- Updated calculation of cylindrical gear load capacity acc. to ISO 6336 2019
- Precise pre-dimensioning of bevel gear geometry
- Generation of detailed cylindrical gear geometry

Creating detailed cylindrical gear geometry


Presented by Ferdinand Wikidal, GearConsult

Dr. Ferdinand Wikidal demonstrates how precisely gear geometry can be determined and displayed in the FVA-Workbench in conjunction with ISO 21771:2014 and DIN 3960. The new feature's interactive graphics make it easy to evaluate meshes as well as to predict and eliminate meshing problems if necessary. New algorithms can perform these calculations even faster, reducing computing time for system calculations by up to 20%.

Preliminary design of bevel gear geometry


Presented by Birgit Hutschenreiter, FVA GmbH

With FVA-Workbench 6.0, the geometry of bevel gear stages can be precisely displayed and exported via CAD interfaces. This export option opens up new possibilities for using the geometry, such as additional FE calculations. No additional software tools are needed, accelerating the design process.

Calculation of cylindrical gear load carrying capacity


Presented by Dennis Tazir, FVA GmbH

Dennis Tazir presents ISO 6336:2019 for calculation of the load capacity of cylindrical gears. The standard contains the accumulated knowledge and experience from collaboration between research and industry. Now the damage forms of pitting, root fracture, scuffing, micropitting, and for the first time flank fracture, are all combined in a single international standard. This provides a strong foundation for the industry to develop reliable and sustainable products.

Proper dimensioning of oil pumps and lubricant lines


Presented by Dr. Moritz Keuthen, FVA GmbH

To ensure that sufficient lubricant is in contact for injection lubrication, the elements must be dimensioned and the minimum flow rate of the pumps as well as the diameter of the lines must be determined. Dr. Moritz Keuthen shows how piping systems can be virtually constructed and dimensioned in FVA-Workbench 6.0.

Comparing models with the FVA-Workbench 6.0


Presented by Marcus Bisanz, FVA GmbH

Marcus Bisanz shows how the FVA-Workbench can be used to compare complete models and evaluate the effects of complex influencing factors. This new feature makes it possible to capture model states in just a few clicks and store them directly in the model. This allows users to display the results for different models in a single report and easily identify and compare differences.

Efficient gear design with the FVA-Workbench


Presented by calculation specialist Karl Hahn, Hahn GearTec

The FVA-Workbench can be used to quickly and accurately design and simulate gearboxes for industrial applications. This tutorial provides an introduction to the analysis and calculation capabilities of the FVA-Workbench and shows how to achieve precise results with the high-performance software.

Unique features of the FVA-Workbench 5.0


Presented by software expert Benjamin Abert, FVA GmbH

Benjamin Abert introduces the FVA-Workbench 5.0 and its features, including improved conditions for system-level calculations, a new reporting mechanism, new calculation functionalities, and FE planet carriers.


FE in the FVA-Workbench - casings


Presented by FE expert Georg Hammerl, FVA GmbH

FVA's FE expert Georg Hammerl shows how to import FE housings into the FVA-Workbench as CAD files, and how they can be meshed and positioned in the gear model. After a brief overview, a live demonstration in the FVA-Workbench is provided.

Integration of FEM planet carriers made easy


Presented by FE expert Georg Hammerl, FVA GmbH

The influence of the planet carrier on the gearing and the bearings in a planetary stage is of essential importance. Modeling with rudimentary bodies, e.g. shafts and hollow shafts, neglects several deformation possibilities in which material reserves cannot be exhausted in the design. The use of an FEM model of the planet carrier, on the other hand, allows a much more realistic description. This demonstration provides an overview of the FE feature.

High-quality reports in a few clicks


Presented by software specialist Marcus Bisanz, FVA GmbH

The reporting function in the FVA-Workbench simplifies documentation of calculation results. Interactive, presentation-ready reports can be created in HTML format with just a few clicks. In this video, software expert Marcus Bisanz shows how users can use the reporting feature to create easy-to-interpret results for optimized transmission designs.

State-of-the-art plain bearing calculations


Presented by software expert Benjamin Abert, FVA GmbH 

With the FVA-Workbench, radial and axial plain bearings can be calculated according to the latest research. The calculation methodology was developed in decades of research at the Institute for Tribology and Energy Conversion Machinery at Clausthal Technical University, and has been verified and documented in numerous FVA research projects. Software expert Benjamin Abert demonstrates how plain bearings can be modeled, parameterized, and calculated with the FVA-Workbench.