Schaeffler Technologies develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment, and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications. This global company is the leading manufacturer of bearings.
Anticipating that the trend towards bigger wind turbines would dictate a need for much larger test rigs than were available, Schaeffler wanted to design and construct the best test rig possible for their large-size rolling bearing customers.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Abaqus FEA helped Schaeffler design a virtual prototype with which they could carry out stress analysis and strength verification in order to quantify the critical operating conditions of their huge new test rig.
Their Abaqus models enabled Schaeffler to prove their bearing
test rig reliable and applicable for all types of large-size
bearings. The company can now develop more detailed
instructions for operating and maintaining finished turbine
This helps them provide their customers with more precise
recommendations about the optimum location and construction
of their wind turbines, and also support customers in other