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The gearbox housing is the assembly which surrounds the mechanical parts of a gear transmission. As its weight typically represents about 50% of the gearbox’s, optimizations of shape and weight are of particular importance, leading to material and cost savings. This paper presents an example of how the design of a gearbox housing can be improved by using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). For this objective, the work exposes the way the natural frequencies are influenced by the housing material and how these frequencies vary by changing the dimensions of some geometric elements, which define the rigidity of the housing.
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