MTS 04 Failure Analysis of Shafts, Gears and Bearings

Understand the causes of failures of power transmission components (shaft, gears and bearings) to better avoid them. Implement appropriate corrective actions using a structured failure analysis approach.


Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:
• Identify the different aspects of the incriminated parts and the causes of the failures
• Interpret the damage in areas affected by equipment failure
• Implement the damage analysis and the appropriate corrective actions
• To exchange with experts in the field


To have notions of metallurgy, mechanics and kinematics of the gears.


Teaching method alternating theory and practice through case studies or works directed.


Engineers, technicians and more generally anyone facing damage problems in gearboxes and gear sets..


  • Practice of failure analysis:
    • Failure analysis methodology,
    • Precautions before analysis,
    • Laboratory analysis techniques.
  • Morphological analysis of fractures:
    • Fractures and their characteristics;
    • The morphological analysis of fractures.
  • Shafts failure analysis:
    • The main solicitations,
    • Typical shaft’s rupture
    • Failure due to surface deterioration.


  • Failure Analysis on Power Transmission:
    • Generalities on transmissions,
    • Analysis of lubricants in use.
  • Practice of gear damage analysis:
    • General considerations;
    • Main aspects of the gear teeth in service.
  • Practice of bearing damage analysis:
    • General considerations;
    • Typical deteriorations.
  • Real case studies of damage
  • Questions / answers


This course will be conducted by Mr. Robert SHANDRO, Technical expert in the field, involved in consulting missions and technical assistance. He will be assisted by engineer Mr. Goh Xue Yang and Mr. Ashley Ng for two modules.

Mechanical Engineer – Materials & Construction. Specialized in mechanical power transmission components. A Specialist in Failure Analysis, Consulting and Technical Assistance in industries including Aerospace, Energy, Transportation, Shipbuilding
and Public Works. Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee) “Gears”.

An expert in capacity calculation of gears, terminologies, notation, strength and quality of
materials for gears.



  • Global assessment on fixed and turning parts of mechanical systems
  • Failure analysis on power transmission components
  • Expert witness for litigation and insurance claims
  • Design and dimensioning assistance
  • Training on failure analysis
  • Standardization works.



  • CGG : From failure analysis to power transmission design (gearboxes of a scientific
    research vessel)
  • SAFRAN : Global assessment on AGB (Accessory Gear-Box), TGB (Transfer Gear-Box)
    and RDS (Radial Shaft)
  • EDF-EN : Failure analysis on blade bearings and gearbox of wind turbine
  • NEXTER: Power transmission failure analysis and tests of an armoured vehicle
  • DEGREMONT: Assessment and rehabilitation of a pumping station



  • 5 years as Design Engineer (electric motors and generators)
  • 12 years as Technical Advisor (Judicial Expertise)
  • 13 years as Project Manager at CETIM
  • From year 2019 – Principal Consultant at MATCOR


Engineer – Mechanics of Structures (UPT 1986)
Engineer – Materials (ISMCM 1992)

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form and email to

Course Name: MTS 04 Failure Analysis of Shafts, Gears and Bearings

Course Date: 8th -10th December 2020

Closing Date: 25th November 2020

Time: 8.30pm – 5.30pm (GMT+8), each day

Venue: 3 Seletar Aerospace Link, Singapore 797550

Course Fee: SGD 1,800.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird: 10% Discount! Registration must reach us on or before 9th November 2020, Monday

Group Discount: SGD 1,620.00 per person (exclude GST), with minimum 3 participants from the same company

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