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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages

By: Warren H. Miller, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages

Mechanism Design for the Real World focuses on the applications and in particular, the serviceability of the basic parts that make up mechanisms. Drive trains made from gears, chains, timing belts, and V-belts are covered, as are the many kinds of bearings that they run on. The uses of various kinds of linkages are described.

It is a course for people who do not have a heavy background in mechanisms design, such as Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical (HVAC) Engineers, and Architects.

It is, perhaps, a review for people who have studied Machine Design in College, but have not been seriously involved with it since, or who have had little experience in its practical application.

239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Robert Wooten
12/21/2018
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A good review of things I haven't thought about in a long time.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
John Fleming
12/09/2017
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This is the sort of course that one could benefit from really good illustrations, which were a little lacking in my opinion. Overall, a pretty good course.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Rob
12/06/2017
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Decent course, although a bit vague in some areas. Note that the course materials appear to say that the only distinction between an "angle" gear and a "bevel" gear is that "bevel" is the term used when the gears are the same size. It does not appear to be clear anywhere in the text that the two have "different generating cones". Some of the questions are worded in a confusing manner, but overall, not a bad course. The writing is a bit conversational, less technical than the other courses, but interesting anyway.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
08/27/2017
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Not as clear as most of the other courses. I could not find clear answers for all the questions.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Paul
04/20/2017
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Excellent refresher course.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
John Graves
02/26/2017
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Good course, but some of the exam questions were not evident from the material. Enjoyed learning more about a new topic.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Ryan McMahan
01/03/2017
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My only complaint was I felt some better clarification was needed on Q2 - Q4, helping to distinguish if you are referring to the specific scenario presented in Q1 (2nd gear) or overall output etc in any capable gear.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Larry Gooch
12/21/2016
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Good review and introduction. Covers basics, and provides enough background to get started in the right direction. Test requires thought and application of information presented.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Joseph Osowski
12/12/2016
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Very well written course that covers a lot of information for the topic. A good review subject.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Stanley Robertson
11/30/2016
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This is an excellent course. Good review of a very rich and well developed area of engineering. We tend to take complex mechanisms for granted without realizing how dependent we are on some well developed technologies. The course material was very carefully written. Loved it!
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
Teresa Knepper
11/29/2016
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Being a Che, mechanical things have always tended to confuse me. This course was very helpful in explaining (on my low level) how some of these mechanisms work and potential pit-falls.
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239-What Every Engineer Should Know About Drive Trains and Linkages
10/19/2016
Verified Buyer
Well written and clearly explained. A gear train loading example would help some understand what happens inside a gearbox. Also an understanding of bearing life calculations would also be a great add.
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Price: $29.95
Special Price Expires: 1/25/2019
Quantity:
Revised and Updated
Course Code: 100246-02
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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