This course provides a thorough understanding of the root causes of gear failure. We will use lessons learned from the application of load to a gear, stresses within the gear, and failure of components supporting the gear–like bearings and the lubricant, etc. Investigating a gear failure should be planned carefully to preserve all the information possible. We will discuss how best to preserve and catalog the evidence and then how to use what was gained in the evaluation of the failure. We will also develop techniques to be used to gather as much background information as possible, including manufacturer specifications, service history, load data, and lubricant analyses, etc. Finally, with all the evidence collected, cataloged, categorized and summarized, we will review the techniques KBE+ personnel have developed over the years to let the failure tell us what happened.
By completing this course, you will be able to identify, recognize or articulate:
Who Should Attend
The intended audience for this course is gear engineers of any type, but specifically;
Because this course is targeted at a number of design and engineering disciplines, learners should have a B.S. in engineering or related field and preferably a minimum of two years design experience in gear engineering.