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Webinar (Archived)
9 June 2016, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Gearbox Field Inspection - Part 1: Load Distribution

Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this study, the combined influence of shaft misalignments and gear lead crown on load distribution and tooth bending stresses is applied to real world circumstances.

After attending Part I, students will be able to:

  • Identify damage patterns that occur as a result of various stresses during operations.
  • Provide an analysis and corrective plans to avoid toothing distress.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the unique attributes of load distribution effects.
  • Interpret the connection between gear design and inspections and maintenance.
  • Identify key design attributes which lend to maintenance friendly requirements for gears.
  • Apply and relate theoretical frameworks in gear load distribution.


John B. Amendola, John B. Amendola III, and Dereck Yatzook

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