Fundamentals of Gear Drives

Course Number: M-5018
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Fundamentals of Gear Drives, you'll learn ...

  • Gear and gear train types, characteristics and applications
  • How to determine power transmission through gear drives
  • Common modes of gear failure and how to prevent them
  • How to specify and select gear drives

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 86 pages

Gear drives are the base components and the lifeline in many mechanical transmission and processing operations. With today's emphasis on reliability and operating efficiency, the selection of the proper drive has become increasingly important. The right choice can result in a big difference in productivity, operating costs, and energy savings. Selecting the right gear drive ideally brings together the gear manufacturer, the system designer, and the end user. At the outset, a gear manufacturer must know what the drive will be used for, the demands to be placed upon it, and the nature of the equipment it will be driving.

This 5 hr course presents a technical coverage of gear fundamentals. It is intended as a broad overview written in a manner that is easy to follow and to understand by anyone interested in knowing how gear systems function. Since gearing involves specialty components, it is expected that many engineers may not have been exposed to every aspect of this subject. However, it is essential to have a minimum understanding of gear basics and a reference source for details in order to properly select gear components and design gear systems.

This course is applicable to engineers of all disciplines. No specific prerequisite training or experience is required. The course provides a good introduction to gear systems for engineers not familiar with the subject, and serves as an excellent design reference and resource for engineers who have some experience in design and selection of gear systems.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Gear classifications – parallel, intersecting and non-parallel & non-intersecting gears
  • Characteristics and applications of spur gears, helical gears, bevel & miter gears, herringbone gears and rack and pinion gears
  • Terminology for standard gears –addendum, dedendum, module, clearance, circular pitch, diameteral pitch, etc.
  • The law of gearing
  • Gear tooth profiles – involute and cycloidal
  • Equations used to determine the power transmission through gear drives
  • Method for determining gear ratio and how it is related to torque and speed
  • Various types of gear trains – simple, compound, epicyclical
  • Failure modes and methods for computing bending stress using Lewis equation
  • Design process of specifying and selecting the gear systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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