SMT has released its MASTA 11 transmission development software developed to enhance the user’s computer-aided engineering experience. MASTA 11 introduces new modeling and analysis capabilities to benefit applications ranging from traditional heavy industry to cutting edge electrified propulsion and robotics.

Key features include:

Palette modeling: MASTA has long gained critical acclaim for its user-friendly operation and speed and ease of modeling. MASTA 11’s new component palette serves to further simplify this process with a revolutionary new drag-and-drop modeling system.

SpaceClaim CAD link: Introduces game-changing functionality, providing engineers with the ability to pass data from computer-aided design (CAD) to MASTA with zero intermediary steps. MASTA can now link Source: SMTSource: SMTdirectly with ANSYS SpaceClaim, actively exchanging geometry at the click of a button and linking it to MASTA components using brand-new and in-built meshing capabilities. These same abilities are also used by the new STL Import tool. Simply import an STL format geometry file, mesh, and connect to a transmission model, all without leaving MASTA.

Asymmetric gears: These are an innovative advancement in gear technology showing various advantages over conventional symmetric gears where gear flanks are unevenly loaded. SMT introduces asymmetric gear modeling, analysis and optimization into MASTA.

Advanced Time Stepping Analysis for Modulation (ATSAM): The simulation of modulated dynamic response is an issue experienced by noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) engineers the world over and has previously gone unresolved without expensive and time-consuming multibody dynamics simulations. MASTA 11 can help with the introduction of ATSAM. Retaining MASTA’s trademark simulation speed and results accuracy, MASTA 11 reveals a previously unseen level of detail in frequency domain NVH simulations.

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