Principles and Use of Gears, Shafts, and Bearings

Course Number: M-3045
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Eric Myers, BSME
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Overview

In Principles and Use of Gears, Shafts, and Bearings, you'll learn ...

  • The terms associated with gears and gear teeth
  • The four basic types of gears and shape of contacting face
  • Material and manufacturing processes used on gears
  • How to calculate the design life of a gearset in bending

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 48 pages

Gears, shafts, and bearings are the backbone of equipment used in the field of Mechanical Power Transmission. They are the primary components in such things as transmissions, drive trains, and gear boxes. Transmissions and drive trains deliver power from the engine to the wheels of a variety of vehicles ranging from automobiles to earth moving equipment. Gear boxes of a variety of sizes and shapes power the many machines and equipment found in our factories and in our homes.

This course takes the student through the various steps needed to gain valuable insight into the subject matter. The steps include design, types, material/manufacture, load and stress analysis, sample problems, and sketches of actual industrial applications with expert analysis. It is written in a comprehensive style with as many images as there are pages of text. Hopefully, the information will aid in encouraging individuals to strive to make innovative improvements in making this planet a better place to live.

It is written for Mechanical Engineers, Automotive Engineers, Plant Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and any other discipline with an interest in Mechanical Power Transmission.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The terms associated with gears and gear teeth
  • The four basic types of gears and shape of contacting face
  • Material and manufacturing processes used on gears
  • How to calculate the design life of a gearset in bending
  • How to calculate the design life of a gearset in pitting
  • The different ways to improve the performance of gears
  • How to determine the thickness of gear rims
  • How to calculate the diameter of gear shafts
  • The terms and types of rolling contact bearings
  • How to determine the loads supported by bearings
  • How angular contact bearings can be mounted to support loads
  • Establishing bearing sizes and envelope dimensions
  • Improving the life of a bearing pair using angular contact types
  • How to lubricate and seal bearings for maintenance free operation
  • Other ways bearings are used in various applications

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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