Category Archives: Durability Analysis

Durability Analysis | Application Of Durability Analysis In Automotive, Aerospace & Wind Turbines


01-altair-NVH software-NVH test result of a car

  • Design more reliable transmissions, drivelines and axles
  • View the whole gearbox as an interacting and flexible system
  • Predict gear, bearing and shaft life-times in the design concept phase
  • Accurately and efficiently compare complex gearbox arrangements or concepts such as AMT, DCT, Hybrid and CVT
  • Reduce gearbox weight by using component strength
  • Minimize noise and vibration by influencing the transmission error
  • Identify the weak points in the whole system under realistic load conditions
  • Consider the impact of manufacturing tolerances in the concept design phase
  • Improve the bearing choice by unique accurate prediction of bearing behavior
  • Interact with dynamic solutions for your full vehicle design
  • Predict the affects of generators/e-engines on the gears and its components in your hybrid system

Wind turbine

01-wind turbine analysis-durability analysis of wings

  • Understand and benchmark operating load and extreme load scenarios
  • Design gearboxes to meet life-time targets
  • View the gearbox as one complete system, without the need for sectioning and sectional boundary conditions
  • Analyze the behavior of complex planetary systems within the whole system
  • Accurately predict loads, deflections and interactions of all components
  • Calculate detailed bearing behavior to identify excessive loads
  • Direct loads or reduce misalignments to improve the system quality
  • Predict load sharing in the fully flexible system instead of assuming load sharing factors
  • Reduce weight and cost without reducing component lifetime
  • Minimize noise pollution caused by transmission error


01-aerospace analysis of wings-frequency analysis

  • Improve reliability for critical parts
  • Reduce gearbox weight
  • Predict bearing behavior under extreme load and climate conditions
  • Optimize gearbox size


01-heavy duty engineering analysis-large gear analysis

  • Design heavy duty transmissions
  • Accurately represent multi-gear mesh situations
  • Optimize gearbox weight without compromising durability
  • Predict system behavior under misuse conditions
  • Compare different lubrication situations
  • Precisely define micro-geometries to avoid edge-loading of teeth under extreme load conditions
  • Consider split-torque system load

Industrial equipment

  • Design for improved reliability in process machinery, material handling, power take offs, speed reducers and production line equipment
  • Improve accuracy of high precision machinery by understanding and predicting system and component deflections
  • Reduce failures in gears and bearings due to precise prediction of misalignments

Consumer and office appliance

01-casting design-optimize weight-wasting material reduction

  • Optimize weight and size of power tools, food processors, washing machines, printers and photocopiers
  • Improve product quality by reducing unwanted deflections
  • Predict changes of working accuracy over a product’s life
  • Design casings that fulfill the requests for look and function simultaneously without wasting material
  • Consider new materials for new or existing product concepts
  • Create technical documentation for certification