Comet Announces New Cloud-Based Gearbox Durability SimApp
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Comet Announces New Cloud-Based Gearbox Durability SimApp

Suite of Gearbox Simulation Applications will Deliver CAE Expertise to Designers and Analysts

Oct 12, 2015, CINCINNATI, OH, USA -- Comet Solutions, Inc., the innovative provider of Simulation Applications (SimApps™) for simulation-driven design, announces a program in support of Gearbox design and manufacturing. The Comet Gearbox solution, consisting of a suite of solution-specific Gearbox SimApps, will provide automated processes integrating the broad spectrum of tools frequently used throughout Gearbox development: CAD, FEA, Multibody Dynamics, Gear/Bearing Simulation, and CFD in order to predict and optimize performance in the areas of Acoustics/Vibration/Dynamics, Durability/Reliability, Efficiency, and for management of cost and weight. 

Developed in cooperation with ADET (Advanced Drivetrain Engineering and Technology) and utilizing SMT (Smart Manufacturing Technology) MASTA, Comet’s new Gearbox Durability SimApp will provide gearbox OEM companies the means to perform basic durability evaluations of various gearbox system designs. By loading a specific duty-cycle into the Gearbox Durability SimApp, they will be able to quickly and efficiently run an automated durability analysis of the entire gearbox system, including the effects of housing, shaft and bearing deflections.  Often, during early design stages, gearbox OEMs do not always have specific details regarding how customers will use their products in the field.  The non-engineering staff will have the ability to demonstrate durability performance to prospective customers by entering custom duty cycles representative of actual field usage, independent of their internal engineering staff. This new SimApp allows quick turn-around time regarding product capabilities, empowering the gearbox OEM in the market, while also providing feedback to the engineering team for refinement of future designs. 

Comet Vice President, Steve Brown comments:

“This program reaffirms our commitment to the drivetrain industry in general and gearbox design and manufacturing specifically.  Earlier we announced a working partnership with renowned gearbox authority, Brian Wilson and his company, Advanced Drivetrain Engineering & Technology (ADET).  Today we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with SMT, a leader in the gear and bearing simulation industry.   We will be featuring the Gearbox Durability SimApp at GEAR EXPO 2015 with others to follow. Over the coming months, Comet will deliver a complete suite of Gearbox SimApps along with related products and services.”

SMT Technical Director, Euan Woolley comments:

“We are anticipating some exciting new avenues for our CAE software to be delivered with our new strategic partner Comet Solutions. Pairing both our expertise by hosting durability simulation features in the Gearbox Durability SimApp will open up powerful MASTA functionality to a wider user base of engineers and ultimately drive smarter decision making within the industry. We look forward to the possibilities this partnership will bring.”


Comet, ADET and SMT will be exhibitors at GEAR EXPO 2015. Comet and ADET will be in booth 1311, SMT in booth 2207. Please visit our booth’s and run the new Gearbox Durability SimApp live!

Comet SimApps

Powerful, web-deployable, and solution-specific, Comet SimApps allow product designers and engineers, who are not experts in the use of simulation tools, to safely and quickly evaluate designs using sophisticated simulations. With embedded expert knowledge and methods, SimApps remove the complexity of using general purpose CAE tools.  Forward-thinking companies throughout Automotive, Aerospace, Off-Highway, Electronics and more, are today leveraging SimApps to globally enforce expert best practices while measurably increasing the impact of CAE investments on their business.

About Comet Solutions®, Inc.

Comet Solutions provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. The company has developed a suite of powerful and web-deployable SimApps™, which embed expert knowledge and methods, but remove the complexity of general purpose Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. SimApps make simulation-driven design suitable for use by everyone from CAE experts to design engineers.

With Comet SimApps, companies exploit the full potential of their existing CAD/CAE/PLM tools and resources by exploring more design alternatives, enabling product innovation and the rapid development of higher quality and more cost-effective products. For more information about Comet Solutions and Comet SimApps, please visit

About ADET

Along with its partners, Advanced Drivetrain Engineering & Technology (ADET) provides engineering services, CAE tools and solutions, test systems, advanced materials, and research and development to the drivetrain community. ADET is your Single Source for Drivetrain Solutions. For more information about how ADET can help with your next drivetrain challenge, please visit

About SMT

Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd. (SMT) is a global company proud of the relationships and partnerships it shares with cutting edge engineers around the world. Alongside technical services, SMT provide advanced CAE software solutions used by transmission and driveline development engineers in over 100 blue chip companies across an array of sectors including Automotive, Energy, Aerospace, Marine, Industrial and Defence. For further information or latest news visit or follow SMT on LinkedIn

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