Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis - August 11-13, 2020

Who Should Attend:

This course will appeal to anyone who is interested in gears, gear systems, design development or measurement and inspection techniques. More specifically, anyone responsible for the following will benefit; Mechanical power transmission system design, development, durability assessment and application; Application and development of geared systems technologies; Management of transmission designers and manufacturers; and supply of components and sub-systems to mechanical power transmission manufacturers. 

Expected Student Learning (Course Level) Outcomes:

Develop a full appreciation for the meaning and correct use of gear nomenclature

Understand conjugacy and its relationship to transmission error

Appreciate and be able correctly select the basic geartrain arrangements as a function of application

Be able to describe and discuss the external factors that effect a gear pair and / or a geartrain

Understand how the applied torque manifests itself as a force on the surface of the tooth and further how this develops into stress within the body of the tooth

Be able to describe and discuss the various common manufacturing techniques for gears

Describe the measurement and inspection techniques used to qualify a gear

Develop a high-level of appreciation for various gear failure modes and causes

2.0 CEUs

William Mark McVea Ph.D., P.E. (Moderator)

President and Principal Engineer, KBE+, Inc

Dr. William Mark McVea, P.E., is currently President and Principal Engineer of KBE+, Inc. where he and his team design and develop complete powertrains for automotive and off-highway vehicles.  His experience includes positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry. Chief Technology Officer for an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry; Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology; and adjunct professor at Purdue University in their Automotive Sciences Department.  He was also formerly a manager of the CAE group within a tier-one powertrain supplier to global automotive markets, a consulting engineer in vehicle dynamics, and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles.  In addition, he has extensive publications on transmission systems, automated design assistant systems, knowledge systems and knowledge based engineering in general.  He also holds or is listed as co-inventor on numerous patents related to mechanical power transmissions.  Dr. McVea holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Design Engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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