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March, 19, 2020

FunctionBay, Inc. and its partners support remote working during Covid-19 pandemic

RecurDyn for Covid-19

FunctionBay, Inc. works to make the world happy and beautiful for all. We strive for not only the pursuit of profit but also to help our customers. FunctionBay, Inc. and its business partners, believe in the value of solid relationships, which make the difference in emergency time. This is our strong believing and this is why we claim to be different than other software vendors.

This year we are facing an inedited situation, which can be compared to a world war. The well known Covid-19 virus is causing many deaths in all countries and we feel all unprepared. It’s not our duty to give recommendations, but we hope that our customers and their families take the maximum possible care to avoid being infected. Living healthy is more important than any other business objective. In addition, we believe that continuing working is a good method to keep morale high and be ready when the pandemic will be over and the world economy will need a positive shock. So, stay safe, but prepare a new renaissance.

Many of our customers are facing the emergency by letting employees working from home. This complies with the restrictions imposed by the governments to contain the pandemic and we fully agree. In this emergency scenario, FunctionBay wants to be even closer to its customers and provide an exceptional support.

All European customers are now entitled to receive temporary RecurDyn licenses to be used by employees who work from home and cannot access to company’s networks. Licenses will be provided free of charge and renewed until the Covid-19 emergency will force people to stay at home.

The initiative is for RecurDyn customers under active maintenance located in Europe and applies to FunctionBay products only. If you are eligible, please contact your local reseller and get your emergency RecurDyn licenses.

Together we will win also this battle e we will be stronger than before!

March 11, 2020

FunctionBay, Inc. & KISSsoft AG Release Joint Toolkits for Simulating Drivetrain Dynamics

RecurDyn and KISSsoft

FunctionBay and KISSsoft have been working together for several years to combine their resources in a synergistic way. Now, we are proud to present our jointly-developed tools for the simulation of driveline dynamics: RecurDyn/GearKS and RecurDyn/BearingKS.

These new products enable engineers to improve the accuracy of their gear and bearing models when simulating the dynamic behavior of gearboxes. This improvement is necessary to stay on top of today’s needs to reduce noise and vibration in transmissions and drive trains. With these two toolkits, RecurDyn can calculate the dynamic transmission error of a complex system, which has been a frequent request from our customers.

RecurDyn/GearKS provides a seamless access to the KISSsoft contact analysis for spur and helical gears. While performing the dynamic calculation in RecurDyn, GearKS determines the forces, moments and stiffnesses relevant for the modeling of gear pairs in each iteration step, based on the well proven model of Weber/Banaschek. The definition of the gear set can be entered either by reading in a KISSsoft file or by using the user interface of KISSsoft, allowing a high level of detail. GearKS also provides a simplified user interface to create the gear pairs in RecurDyn.

With RecurDyn/BearingKS, RecurDyn utilizes the bearing calculation of KISSsoft, which is based on the approach of ISO 16281 and BearingKS determines the contact situation of each rolling element in each iteration step. In addition, BearingKS comes with an extensive bearing library of KISSsoft that includes the definition of tens of thousands of bearings, covering 8 global bearing brands and 15 different types of bearings.  Both toolkits come with all of the software needed for the execution in RecurDyn environment, so no external KISSsoft installation is necessary.

Recently, as customers’ interest in drivetrain increases, many users have requested a high-fidelity gear and bearing solution.” says Michael Jang, CEO of FunctionBay. “Our collaboration with KISSsoft answers those needs and many customers are very interested in these new products. I believe that our new products using the dynamic analysis of RecurDyn and high-fidelity gear and bearing calculation using KISSsoft can bring greater insights, and result in increased design accuracy and reduced prototyping costs.

Dr. Stefan Beermann, CEO of the KISSsoft company, added: “FunctionBay helps us leverage our technology in areas where we do not have direct access. With the combined competence of the two companies we can create tools that give the engineer a real benefit beyond the current state of the art.”

For more information about RecurDyn/GearKS and RecurDyn/BearingKS, please check the RecurDyn/DriveTrain page.


About FunctionBay, Inc.

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FunctionBay, Inc. is a professional developer of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software focused on Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD), with extended multi-physics capabilities. FunctionBay’s main product is RecurDyn, which is known to be the cutting-edge technology for the simulation of large-scale multi-body models, including multiple contacts and flexible bodies.

Sangtae Kim
, Head of Marketing Department
5F, Pangyo Seven Venture Valley 1 danji 2dong, 15, Pangyo-ro 228beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-400, Korea

About KISSsoft AG

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KISSsoft is a professional developer of calculation program for sizing, optimizing and verifying machine components such as gears, shafts and bearings, screws, springs, joining elements, belts as well as complete gearboxes. KISSsoft software can also be integrated in all popular CAD or CAE programs.

Ivana Radmilovic
, Head of Public Relations
Rosengartenstrasse 4, 8608 Bubikon, Switzerland

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