Coulomb and viscous friction losses yield inefficiencies, which can prevent your design from meeting system requirements. In addition to yielding inefficiencies, thermal overloads can damage physical hardware and equipment. To determine the physical, lubrication, and cooling requirements for avoiding such losses and overloads, simulate the effects of friction and heat transfer in your model.
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Model viscous friction using subsystems that act at shaft bearings.
Model frictional losses in gear couplings.
Model power loss due to nonideal gear meshing.
Evaluate the effects of thermal losses on device temperature and performance.