Classroom Training


Gear Tribology and Associated Failures

Understand tribology of gears and associated failures to avoid disruptions to operations. Implement appropriate corrective actions using a structured approach.


The training provides participants with:

  • Understand the tribological aspects of in-service gear drives
  • Explain the mechanisms of damage
  • To exchange with experts in the field


21-22 March 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


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

Pedagogical means:

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

Who should attend:

Engineers and technicians of Design Offices, Production and Quality departments.


  • Tribology & Lubrication:
    • Basic notions of tribology,
    • Friction coefficients, roughness, material, wear
    • Lubrication and lubricants,
    • Oil film, oil qualities and qualification
  • Tribology for gear applications:
    • Specific gear operation conditions
    • Some types of test apparatus used for the study of gear lubrication
    • Oil film formation, lubricant viscosity
    • Influence of lubricant on friction coefficient
    • Cooling role of the lubricant, thermal rating
    • Influence of the lubricant on gear deteriorations (micropitting, scuffing)
    • Lubrication of enclosed gear systems
  • Monitoring of gears
    • Good practice in maintenance of gear transmissions
    • Monitoring of in-service reducers and gear assemblies
    • Monitoring of gear assemblies: lubricant analysis
  • Failure analysis
    • Tribological failures of gears
    • Standards
  • Questions / answers


This course will be conducted by Robert SHANDRO.


Principal Consultant - Engineering & Material Science specialized in Failure Analysis, Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission components.
More than 30 years of consulting experience in industries including Aerospace, Energy, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works.
Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation, quality of materials and failure analysis for gears.
Member of IES (Institute of Engineers Singapore).

Areas of Expertise

  • Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
  • Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
  • Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission components
  • Expert witness for litigation and insurance claims
  • Expert consultant and technical support on patent litigations
  • Standardization works (ISO TC60)



  • 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


  • Master of Engineering (MEng) UPT 1986
  • Master in Materials Science (MSc) ISMCM 1992

Course Name

MTS08: Gear Tribology & Associated Failures

Course Date:

21 – 22 March 2023


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

7 March 2023, Tuesday

Course Fee:

SGD 1,600.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 21 February 2023, Tuesday:
SGD 1,440.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Mrs Lorraine HUANG or Joshua LEE at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary