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Urs Fasel / Giampaolo Franzoso

Optimierung des Getriebes eines „Racing Motorbike“.

Increasing reliability of gearboxes whilst keeping costs low is a great challenge for race motorcycle manufacturers and other engine industries. Indeed, prediction of shaft misalignment and gear damage is influenced by the housing stiffness, whereas the housing itself is subjected to internal and external loads. A new design procedure was developed by putting ANSYS to interact with KISSsoft in order to exchange information about the housing stiffness. In this way, more reliable gearboxes can be designed, accounting also for non-linear effects. The procedure was tested on a Moto3™ race motorcycle gearbox and validated through experimental measurements using GOM Inspect. The advantage of considering the deformation of the housing in gearbox design was demonstrated.

Urs Fasel

Urs Fasel, born 1974 in Wetzikon (ZH). Master in Mech. Engineering at the ETH Zürich in 2000. Afterwards Researcher at ETH: focusing on design optimizations through evolutionary algorithms applying them also on motorcycle frames. 2004, Project Leader and Member of the Management at Suter Racing Technology.

Giampaolo Franzoso

Giampaolo Franzoso: Born 1978 in Verona (Italy). Master in Biomedical Engineering in 2004 and PhD in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering in 2008 at Politecnico di Milano. 2008, Project Manager at Zimmer GmbH. 2012, Lead Engineer at Marenco Swisshelicopter AG. 2015, Team Leader Consulting at CADFEM (Suisse) AG.