|Fundamentals of Gear Design and Application|
|I.D. #||C0223||Duration||2 Days|
| Through informative discussions and detailed explanations, this seminar will provide a solid and fundamental understanding of gear geometry, types and arrangements, and design principles. Starting with the basic definitions of gears, conjugate motion, and the Laws of Gearing, those attending will be given the tools needed to understand the inter-relation and coordinated motion operating within gear pairs and multi-gear trains. Basic gear system design process and gear measurement and inspection techniques will also be explained. In addition, the fundamentals of understanding the step-wise process of working through the iterative design process required to generate a gear pair will be reviewed, and attendees will also briefly discuss the steps and issues involved in design refinement and some manufacturing considerations. Also, an explanation of basic gear measurement techniques, how measurement equipment and test machines implement these techniques, and how to interpret the results from these basic measurements will be covered.
| By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
|Who Should Attend|
| The intended audience for this seminar is powertrain engineers, engineering directors and managers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the design and application of geared systems and assemblies. This seminar 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:
| Attendees should have an undergraduate engineering degree to attend this program. This seminar is intended for powertrain engineers, engineering directors and managers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the design and application of geared systems and assemblies. Anyone who is interested in gears, gear systems, design development or measurement and inspection techniques should attend.
| DAY ONE
|Instructor(s):||W. Mark McVea|
| 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. Dr. McVea has held many positions within the mechanical drive and powertrain industry; most recently as Chief Technology Officer for Torvec, Inc., an industry leader in the design and development of patented powertrain engineering technology used primarily in the automotive industry. His prior positions include 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 with Gear Consultants, Inc., and a project manager of traction systems for off-highway vehicles with Clark-Hurth International. Dr. McVea has published extensively on the topics of 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.
| ¿Excellent course, with accurate information that helps anyone who wants to dig deeper into gear design world.¿
Ford Motor Company
¿Excellent course. Mark is an awesome teacher with experience in the subject.¿
Ford Motor Company
"Highly recommended; being new to the gear measuring field, the instructor was able to easily make me understand what I previously believed to be a cryptic science."
Jason D. Cron
Toyota Motor Manufacturing NA, Inc.
"Instructor was fantastic and had a true practical value. Comfortable environment to ask questions and good discussion of automotive gear applications. Good class involvement."
Sean M. Johns
Magna Advanced Technologies
|Fees:||$1405||SAE Members*:||$1124 - $1265|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%