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Transmission Line Co-Simulation of Rolling Bearing Applications

Dag Fritzson
SKF Engineering Research Centre, Modelling & Simulation, Göteborg, Sweden

Jonas Ståhl
SKF Engineering Research Centre, Modelling & Simulation, Göteborg, Sweden

Iakov Nakhimovski
SKF Engineering Research Centre, Modelling & Simulation, Göteborg, Sweden

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Published in: The 48th Scandinavian Conference on Simulation and Modeling (SIMS 2007); 30-31 October; 2007; Göteborg (Särö)

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 27:4, p. 24-39

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Published: 2007-12-21


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Connectivity; i.e.; connecting different types of simulation tools; becomes increasingly important. The objective is to be able to do cost effective simulations of a large system by utilizing existing tools together. The TLM (Transmission Line Modelling) co-simulation technique is stable; does not have numerical problems; and is proven. It has potential for being a cosimulation technique of general usage. The aim of the paper is an evaluation of TLM technique for rolling bearing applications via a study of a grinding spindle model. The conclusion is that the results of TLM and non-TLM simulations are similar for a realistic application with rolling bearings and applicable for engineering purposes. The numerical stability and performance are satisfactory for the considered application.


Co-simulation; TLM; bearing simulations; multi-body dynamics


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