This course will address both the geometry and rating of involute splines of various types. The types of spline joints and their applications will be discussed. Spline configuration variations, including half depth, full depth, and special function designs, will be addressed. Both fixed and flexible spline configurations will be examined in terms of usage and design. Lubrication methods, including grease, oil bath, and flowing oil, as well as coatings appropriate for various spline applications, are examined. Shear and compressive stress rating methods are discussed with analyses methodology presented in both equation and graphical methodology via various rating charts. This course is IACET accredited and worth 0.6 CEUs.
Involute Spline Design & Rating
Live Online Training
July 13–14, 2022, 12 p.m.–4 p.m. each day
- Explain involute splines and the various types
- Compare and contrast spline configuration variations
- Apply various lubrication methods to splines and spline applications
- Apply rating methods and analyze methodology
- Who Should Attend: Gearbox design engineers who utilize splines to transmit power between various elements within the gear system and to connect the gearbox to both input and output devices.
I. What is an Involute Spline?
II. Types of Spline Connections
III. “Special” Spline Configurations
IV. Spline Failure Modes
V. Full Depth and Half Depth Spline Configurations
VI. Working and Fixed Splines
VII. Coatings and Surface Treatments
IX. Load Capacity Rating and Life Determination
Required Textbooks (Provided by AGMA): Involute Spline Design & Rating by Raymond J. Drago, PE.
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.
Drago started working at Boeing in 1967 and continued until his retirement in 2004. He 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 he retired early from Boeing in order to pursue DST as a full-time activity.