CFD simulations of splash losses of a gearbox
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SubjectPower losses; experiments; Windage; Churning; High efficiciency planetary gears; CFD; Gears; ING-IND/14
Efficiency is becoming a main concern in the design of power transmissions. It is therefore important, especially during the design phase, to have appropriate models to predict the power losses. For this reason, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations were performed in order to understand the influence of geometrical and operating parameters on the losses in power transmissions. The results of the model were validated with experimental results.