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Moog Solves Bearing Life Issue with Computational Testing Technology

Chris Layer

When Moog was having bearing issues before the program deadline, they needed a solution immediately.

Moog’s engineers were able to perform simulations to predict how design and duty cycle sensitivity studies could extend their bearing’s life with DigitalClone Component®. They were able to have a high fidelity understanding of the actuator’s bearing fatigue life with hundreds of failure points using external computational resources and cloud-based software.

Moog’s design team could examine new bearing configurations and surface treatments to solve the failure, improve the actuator’s performance, before running further endurance tests. Computational testing has enabled that actuator to be the most tested system in its class.

  • Solve field or testing failures quickly
  • Reduce launch delays and budget over-runs
  • Make the most efficient design, with hundreds of test points