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Frictional and Thermal Losses

Loss effects in models with gears, brakes, and clutches

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.