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Enhanced Gear Drives Research Group

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Enhanced Gear Drives Research Group (GITAE)

The Enhanced Gear Drives Research Group (GITAE) was established in year 2002 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Our main goals are:

  • Development of the gear technology and the modern theory of gearing.
  • Design, simulation of meshing and contact, and stress analysis of enhanced gear drives.
  • Reduction of noise and vibration of gear drives.
  • Detection and avoidance of singularities of gear tooth surfaces.
  • Detection and avoidance of areas of severe contact stresses and development of methods of manufacturing low-noise extended-endurance gear drives.
  • Development of computer programs for simulation of meshing and tooth contact analysis (TCA) for all types of gear drives.
  • Development of finite element models for stress analysis and investigation of formation of the bearing contact.

Our research work is based on the following ideas:

  • Predesign of favorable functions of transmission errors that are able to absorb the linear functions of transmission errros caused by errors of alignment.
  • Subtitution of line contact into point contact of gear tooth surfaces.
  • Application of finite element analysis to investigate the formation of the bearing contact during the cycle of meshing.
 
GITAE Research Group granted INNPACTO project IPT-2011-0711-020000

The Enhanced Gear Drives Research Group (GITAE) of the Technical University of Cartagena, in partnership with the University of Pais Vasco (UPV/EHU) and the companies DESARROLLOS MECANICOS DE PRECISION SL, ZEHATZ SL, EGILE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS A.I.E, and FUNDACION CIDETEC, all located in Bilbao (Spain), are involved in the development of the project entitled "Development of Flexible and Advanced Manufacturing Processes of Advanced Gear Drives - ENNGRANA", with reference IPT-2011-0711-020000, financially supported within the program INNPACTO of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (formerly Ministry of Science and Innovation) and partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with a global budget of more than 4.7 M€, of which 219.451,30 € support the research activity of the GITAE research group at the UPCT.

The project will last for three and a half years (July 2011 - December 2014) and will address a new concept of flexible and advanced gear manufacturing with a high technological content and responsibility, which is meant to be the starting point for the consolidation of a spanish center for design and manufacturing of advanced gears.

The main goal of the funding program INNPACTO of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness is to support the creation of joint I+D projects between research institutions and companies to promote innovation, private investment in technology, job creation, and improve the overall technological position of the country.

Project participants:


El Grupo de Investigación Transmisiones Avanzadas de Engranajes (GITAE) de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena junto a la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV-EHU) y las empresas DESARROLLOS MECANICOS DE PRECISION SL, ZEHATZ SL, EGILE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS A.I.E, y la FUNDACION CIDETEC, todas con sede social en Bilbao, forman parte de un consorcio para el desarrollo del proyecto "DESARROLLO DE PROCESOS FLEXIBLES Y AVANZADOS DE FABRICACION DE ENGRANAJES DE ALTAS PRESTACIONES Y RESPONSABILIDAD (ENNGRANA)”, con ref. IPT-2011-0711-020000, financiado dentro del subprograma INNPACTO del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (anteriormente llamado Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación), y confinanciado con fondos FEDER, con un presupuesto total superior a los de 4.7 M€, de los que 219.451,30 € constituyen la financiación del grupo de investigación GITAE de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena.

El proyecto con una duración de tres años y medio (Julio 2011 – Diciembre 2014) abordará un nuevo concepto de fabricación flexible y avanzada de engranajes con alto contenido tecnológico y responsabilidad, que sería un formidable e importante apoyo sobre el que consolidar un “Centro Excelente de Fabricación de Engranajes de Altas Prestaciones” en España.

El objetivo fundamental del subprograma INNPACTO es propiciar la creación de proyectos en cooperación entre organismos de investigación y empresas para la realización conjunta de proyectos de I+D+i que ayuden a potenciar la actividad innovadora, movilicen la inversión privada, generen empleo y mejoren la balanza tecnológica del país.

 

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