Covering a range of industries, LMS application cases let you discover how LMS solutions help our customers solve their real-life engineering challenges.
Avoiding Judder by Means of an Effective Transmission Design
Fuel economy has become a vital issue for the brand image of vehicles these days. In response to this challenge, engine developers use downsizing as well as higher torques at lower engine speeds. This development effects also transmissions. Here, new engine trends are to be implemented as efficiently as possible at a minimum of losses. Therefore, LMS analysed the usage of the torque converter and the lock-up clutch at an early stage to optimise performance and losses.
Ford Front-End Accessory Drives Group reduces testing cycles by half with LMS Test.Lab
Reinforcing its commitment to make quality, fuel-efficient, safe and technologically advanced vehicles, the Ford Motor Company has radically improved vehicle quality and is working hard to rank number one in quality performance. This turnaround strategy hinges on focused efforts throughout the Ford organization, including the FEAD group where LMS Test.Lab helps double the number of torsional and other vibroacoustic tests to ensure high quality standards on all the automaker’s US front-end accessory drive designs.
LMS helps Moventas increase testing efficiency in developing wind turbine gearboxes
Business is booming at Moventas, a leading tier-one supplier of gearboxes for wind turbines. Company sales increased 40% last year, reflecting tremendous growth of this alternative resource in the face of sky-high energy prices. According to the World Wind Energy Association, global installed wind turbine capacity has grown ten-fold in the last ten years and has increased 25% just in the past year. Predictions from the association indicate that the 74 gigawatts of current worldwide wind-powered electrical generation will more than double by 2010, when levels are expected to reach 160 gigawatts.
Torsional Vibration Measurement and Analysis
With eco-engineering comes a new range of issues to solve. New powertrain designs like start-stop systems, downsized engines, advanced torque lock-up strategies or the generic trend for weight reduction of the powertrain raise the importance of an in-depth understanding of torsional vibrations as they negatively impact comfort and ultimately engine and driveline efficiency. It is in general a concern in case of power transmission systems using rotating shafts and couplings, and thus equally important e.g. Turbo machinery manufacturers and integrators or for the marine drivelines.