THE TGM WEIGHT DATA TOOL©: OUR SOLUTION TO YOUR WEIGHT-MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES!

The Weight Data Tool© (WDT) is software especially developed to optimize the weight management of rail and road vehicles.

Its client-server architecture supports the analysis and evaluation of masses, center of gravity distributions and moments of inertia, as well as the calculation of axle loads, wheel loads and secondary suspension loads for vehicles in modular or individual configurations.

Integrated into the WDT 3 client is a fully parameterized, 3D finite-element algorithm that allows load calculations of all vehicle types including multiple articulations.

TGM software tool especially developed to optimize the weight management

MAIN FEATURES

Databank server with multi-user access for each network

Hierarchical management of vehicle assemblies and payload components

FEM calculation module for statically indeterminate vehicle systems

WDT 3 - Rail: Static load calculations for various bogie configurations (Jakobs, standard, single-wheel and hybrid)

Payload calculation on the basis of 7 freely definable loading conditions

Graphics-based coordinate fixing and vehicle configuration, including graphic display of CG distributions for assemblies and individual components

Integrated support for the TGM Weight-Funneling Concept, for the early identification and evaluation of weight-driving factors and potential mass reductions

3D weight distributions

Report generator, including import/export (MS Excel, ASCII text) and printout of weight balances

Supplemental modules: expanded weight management; weight-saving potentials; construction materials; moments of inertia; time & cost management; plus various optional add-ons and calculation modules

Software compatible with Microsoft Windows / Linux / Mac OS X

SMARTACT: SPECIALLY DEVELOPED IN-HOUSE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT DATA

TGM's self-developed SmartAct software tool facilitates the management and analysis of weight data for aircraft.

Thanks to its transparent reports and outputs, SmartAct reduces the risk of faulty weight-management decisions that can be critical to a project.

It reduces the workload of your weight engineers while allowing you to perform direct cost/weight comparisons in aircraft construction.

Additional functions include data management for components and structures.

The software’s key modules:

data management,

weight accounting & management,

reporting

MAIN FEATURES

Extended weight analysis (weight books)

Weight tracking/reporting

Best/worst-case scenarios

Analysis of mass-related risks and mass-reduction potentials

Database server

Multi-user access control

EVOLUTIONARY OPTIMIZATION STRATEGY: USING ORGANIC GROWTH PATTERNS AS GUIDES FOR WEIGHT OPTIMIZATION

Calculation of notch shapes without stress peaks.

Simulation of load-adaptive growth by analogy to tree-trunk growth.

Material is accumulated and removed according to the change in load distributions.

Continual optimization until stress levels are uniformly distributed.

Bionic weight optimization thanks to improved strength and durability of structural design elements derived from the organic growth patterns exhibited by trees.

SOFTWARE TRAINING: GET TO KNOW OUR SOFTWARE!

TGM offers professional software training in the following areas:

DEVELOPMENT
Eclipse, Netbeans IDE, JBuilder, JDK, JRE, C++ Builder, Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Basic, Prolog Modula-2, Pascal, Fortran, Mathematica, Javascript, C#


OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows, LINUX, HP-UX, SUN-OS/Solaris, FreeBSD


SCRIPT APPLICATIONS
PHP, Perl, Java scripts, shell scripts, CVS


DATABASES
MySQL, ORACLE, ACCESS, SQL


NETWORK
Administration Web Service Apache, Sendmail, Courier-IMAP, Samba, Squid, SSH, CUPS


TGM PROPRIETARY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Weight Data Tool, SmartAct

TGM has been developing professional software tools for weight engineering/analysis and weight management/ control since 1996. Our expert software systems, which are widely used in the vehicle and aircraft manufacturing industries, are created with the aid of sophisticated application-develop- ment tools, our main platforms being JAVA, C++ and Visual Basic. We are experienced in developing customi- zed client and server applications based on a wide range of operating systems, own calculation solvers, script applications and databases.

TGM has been developing professional software tools since 1996. Get to learn more about our inhouse software with our special training program.