Vibration in a Washing Machine Assembly

Application ID: 19957

Vibration and noise in washing machines, due to the non-uniform distribution of clothes in the barrel, is a common problem worth studying and optimizing for.

This model simulates a multibody dynamics model of a horizontal-axis portable washing machine. An eigenfrequency analysis is performed to compute the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the entire assembly. A transient analysis is performed to find out the vibrations induced in the housing during the spinning cycle. The housing is modeled as a flexible shell.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: