Coupled Thermal and Fluid Mechanical Modeling of a High Speed Motor Spindle


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The objective of this survey is to evolve a better understanding of the complex thermal interactions inside a motor spindle. Therefore, the thermal behavior is investigated based on a simulation model and experiments. In contrast to existing simulation models, which either performed a complex thermal examination or an elaborate flow-mechanical analysis, a thermal (Finite Element Method) and fluid mechanical (Computational Fluid Dynamics) coupled simulation model was developed. Based on a comparative analysis, the usability of the currently available boundary conditions is scrutinized.



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Jörg Franke, Sven Kreitlein, Gunther Reinhart, Christian Gebbe, Rolf Steinhilper and Johannes Böhner




L. Koch et al., "Coupled Thermal and Fluid Mechanical Modeling of a High Speed Motor Spindle", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 871, pp. 161-168, 2017

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October 2017




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