Dynamic simulation – effective use in day-to-day development

Simulation tools are widespread in everyday industrial development processes. However, they will only make a useful contribution to development tasks if used effectively. Hydrive combines a methodical approach and outstanding technical knowledge with skilled use of tools to provide its clients with customised simulation services that enable products to be developed quickly and effectively.

Innovative control valve for hydraulic plain bearings

Novel hydraulic plain bearings are not only characterised by their advantageous bearing design, but also by the energy efficient, stable control of lubricant flow. Hydrive Engineering has developed and tested a valve for this purpose.

New modelling approach for evaluating shaft seals

Large ship drive shafts are sealed using special radial shaft seals, whose operating conditions are as complex as they are varied. Hydrive Engineering has conducted a project to develop a simulation model for shaft seals, in which it laid the foundations for a more precise way of simulating the dimensions of entire sealing systems.

3D visualisation supports software development

As part of the joint project Developing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Drives in Mobile Machines Hydrive Engineering GmbH has added a 3D visualisation feature to a software test rig for the first time. The system’s particular advantage is that it is able to directly import data from the real-time simulation models of machines already available, eliminating an additional step in the modelling process.

Simulation models speeding up the development of shock absorbers

Hydraulic valve systems can help car manufacturers and suppliers to achieve complex vehicle functions, for example variable electric shock absorbers or active roll stabilisation system. However, such complex components have to pass functional and safety tests during the development phase.

State theatre Dresden

The main valve stages in the low pressure water hydraulic system, which operates the three lifting platforms in the substage and is about 100 years old, had to be replaced due to heavy abrasive wear. The newly developed main valve stage with a nominal size of 100 mm led to a considerable improvement in positioning behaviour.