Gear Fundamentals

Learn basic gear types and tribology fundamentals
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1,464 students
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Learn to answer the question, what is a gear?
Gear terminology in industry
Gear types in general e.g. spur, helical, bevel etc.
Tribology essentials
Difference between double helical and herringbone gear
Lubrication fundamentals
How to read ISO oil cleanliness
Identify and differentiate right hand and left hand helix gear


  • Basic knowledge of mechanical systems.
  • Basic understanding of laws of physics


In this course, you will learn about the fundamental gear types, their characteristics and applications in industry. An important concept of lubrication fundamentals is also added to broaden your learning experience.

I used real-life examples, drawings, pictures and 3D design models to explain the concepts about gearing systems.

This course is designed to provide an overview of gearing to enhance students understanding of essential terminology and practices within the industry

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to build foundational knowledge on gears

Course content

1 section11 lectures1h 35m total length
  • Introduction
  • Gear Types and Characteristics
  • Let's check your understanding of gears and their characteristics
    5 questions
  • Gear Terminology (Nomenclature)
  • Let's check your understanding of gear nomenclature
    6 questions
  • Lubrication Fundamentals - Machine Lubrication, Friction and Wear
  • Let's check your understanding of Machine Lubrication, Friction and Wear
    7 questions
  • Gear Drive Lubrication Regimes
  • Let's check your understanding on lubrication regimes
    4 questions
  • Helical Gear Characteristics (Part 1)
  • Helical Gear Characteristics (Part 2)
  • Let's check your understanding of helical gear characteristics
    6 questions
  • Bevel Gear Characteristics
  • Let's check your understanding on bevel gear characteristics
    6 questions
  • Sample real life application of Gearbox
  • Gearbox Example in Mining Application
  • Acknowledgement/References


Professional engineer in Canada
Daniel Amevor, P. Eng., CMRP, CRE, PMP.
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 326 Reviews
  • 2,359 Students
  • 5 Courses

Daniel Amevor has over 15 years of industry experience working in various capacities such as a service engineer, maintenance & reliability engineer, and reliability leader at different companies in the mining industry in Alberta, Canada. He specialized in heavy equipment maintenance and reliability. With extensive research and industry experience, he has developed study tutorials and exam practice quizzes for professional certification exams.

His Current Certification:

CMRP - Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional by SMRP

CRE - Certified Reliability Engineer by ASQ

PMP - Project Management Professional by PMI

P. Eng - Professional engineer certified by Apega in Alberta, Canada