Format: In-person Course
Where: Arlington, VA
Date: April 16-19, 2024
- Tuesday, April 16 – 8:00am-5:00pm
- Wednesday, April 17 – 8:00am-5:00pm
- Thursday, April 18 – 8:00am-5:00pm
- Friday, April 19 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Reg. Deadline: April 8, 2024
Detailed Gear Design – Beyond Simple Service Factors
There is a distinct difference between “designing” a gear and “optimizing” a gear design. In this course, we will address the optimization process via an understanding of those factors beyond basic banding and pitting ratings. Optimization may focus on load capacity, economy of production or minimization of overall gear system envelope. In this course we will learn how to improve gear designs via optimization and gain new insight into concepts presented through illustrations and demonstrations. Explore all factors that go into good gear design from life cycle, load, torque, tooth, optimization, and evaluating consequences.
How Many CEUs Will I Earn?
As an IACET-accredited provider, AGMA offers 2.7 CEUs for this class.
- Improve their gear designs.
- Apply their understanding of gear rating theory and analysis methods.
- Investigate differences in stress states among various surface durability failure modes.
- Discuss time dependent and time independent failure modes related to tooth design.
- Use computer generated graphics to examine mesh action and tooth interaction.
- Discuss the concepts presented.
Who Should Attend
Gear Engineers, gear designers, application engineers, people who are responsible for interpreting gear designs, technicians and managers that want to better understand all aspects of gear design.
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First Registrant per Member Company
Additional Registrant per Member Company
First Registrant per Non-Member Company
Additional Registrant per Non-Member Company
Raymond J. Drago, P.E.
Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer of Drive Systems Technology, Inc. (DST), a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Mr. Drago also worked for the Boeing Company – Helicopters Division until his retirement after 37 years of service. Currently Mr. Drago is involved in the analysis, design, manufacture, assembly, and testing of many gear systems. In his role with DST, Mr. Drago is active in all areas of mechanical power transmission, including the design and analysis of drive systems in a very diverse field of application from heart pumps to very large mining & mill gears. He has used his 53 years of gear technology experience to prepare and deliver more than 150 Technical Papers and 339 courses dealing with various aspects of gear design and analysis.
I started working at Boeing in 1967 and continued until my retirement in 2004. I started Drive Systems Technology in 1976 as a part time activity while still working at Boeing (with Boeing’s knowledge and approval, under strict guidelines) which eventually grew to the point where I retired early from Boeing in order to pursue DST as a full-time activity.
COVID-19 On Site Safety
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- Wearing masks indoors when not eating or drinking is not required but recommended.
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- Vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours is not required but recommended.
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- Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided on site. Frequent hand washing on site is recommended.
- Frequent cleaning and food safety measures are in place at the venue.
- If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms or had recent exposure to COVID-19 prior to the start of the event, please do not attend.
- AGMA will make COVID-19 Rapid Tests available on site should you experience symptoms while the event is taking place.
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