Gear wheel in oil bath

A simulation of a rotating gear wheel in an oil-bath was simulated using ANSYS CFX. This type of simulation can result in data about how the oil is distributed, the forces acting on the gear wheel and temperatures due to viscous heating in the oil. The effects of different rotation speeds, different geometries or different oils can be evaluated for a system in an early design phase resulting in less physical tests.

Gear wheel 1000rpm
Gear wheel 3D