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GWJ Technology Provides Online Gearbox Workshop for Formula Student Teams
November 29, 2021
Following the success of last year's workshop, GWJ Technology, organized once again the three-day online workshop "Gear Calculation, Design and Optimization - System Calculation" for Formula Student teams. The virtual workshop brought together about 60 participants from over 30 different racing teams. The program was very diverse.
In the first part of the workshop, the focus was on the introduction to gear calculation and the calculation software eAssistant. Especially the basics for calculation and dimensioning of the geometry and the load capacity of cylindrical gears and planetary geartrains were covered on the first workshop day. Terms and principles were discussed that are essential for the calculation of gears. With the web-based calculation software eAssistant, the attendees got an ideal tool for the following days.
In addition, a lot of tips and hints as well as optimization strategies were shared. The participants were also given some insights into the eAssistant 3D CAD plugins to easily generate 3D models with just a few clicks. The focus turned to the eAssistant SystemManager on the second day. SystemManager is a software extention for the configuration and calculation of entire systems of machine elements, e.g. multi-stage gearboxes, shift gear transmissions or different types of planetary geartrains. After introduction to the SystemManager basics functions and an in-depth look, the attendees got the idea of what they could do with the software. SystemManager software offers many possibilities – from the fast and easy design and calculation of complete systems to the automatic meshing of housings and planet carriers.
So the Formula Student teams get the chance to efficiently integrate the eAssistant SystemManager into their projects and to use the potential of the software in the long term. The third day provided practical examples and this session evoked many questions and comments from the participants which in turn generated a lot of valuable discussion that resulted in newly gained insights for the students. So the last day ended with tons of new ideas and fresh input and most of all inspiration and drive for future projects.
GWJ Technology will continue to support the Formula Student Teams in 2022.