Accelerated fatigue testing is playing an ever-greater part in the automotive industry. In this day and age, simulations play a critical role in the design of many engineering systems, however they are often not reliable enough to provide full confidence before a system is sent into mass production.
The inset image shows a dynamic gear/belt durability test rig developed by Transmission Dynamics for gear/belt fatigue testing. The rig can be used to test:
The rig is also capable of representing the lubrication supply of the belt drive system and heating the oil to 140°C. The rig is designed to run at speeds between 0-5000 rpm.