Classroom Training


Failure Analysis of Mechanical Power Transmission Components

Mechanical Power Transmission is a very dynamic field of activity with various applications ranging from the chain on a bicycle, the gearbox on a wind turbine, or the drive train of an automobile. Understand the causes of failures of components like shaft, gears and bearings, help to better avoid them. For this reason, the implement of an appropriate corrective actions using a structured failure analysis approach is very important.


The training provides participants with:

  • Introduction to failure analysis methodology and laboratory analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of the different types of fractures and their morphology.
  • Knowledge of the mechanical power transmission components.
  • Implementation of appropriate corrective actions after failure.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge through case studies.


7 May 2024 – 9 May 2024


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


General notions of materials, mechanics and kinematics of mechanical power transmission.

Pedagogical means:

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

Who should attend:

Engineers, technicians and more generally anyone facing damage problems in gearboxes and more generally in mechanical power transmissions components.


Day 1

  • Practice of failure analysis:
    • Failure analysis methodology,
    • Laboratory analysis techniques.
  • Morphological analysis of fractures:
  • Failure Analysis on Mechanical Power Transmission:
    • Generalities on transmissions,
    • Lubricant analysis.

Day 2

  • Shafts failure analysis (main loads, typical shaft’s rupture)
  • Practice of gear damage analysis:
    • General considerations;
    • Main aspects of the gear teeth in service (ISO 10825).

Day 3

  • Practice of bearing damage analysis:
    • General considerations;
    • Typical deteriorations of gears (ISO 15243).
  • Real case studies of damages.
  • Questions / answers.


This course will be conducted by Mr. Robert SHANDRO, Technical Expert in the field, involved in ISO Standards, consulting missions and technical assistance. He will be assisted by Engineer Mr. Ashley Ng.


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

MTS06: Failure Analysis of Mechanical Power Transmission Components

Course Date:

7 May 2024 – 9 May 2024


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

23 April 2024, Tuesday

Course Fee:

SGD 2,400.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 23 April 2024:
SGD 2,160.00 (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