Classroom Training


Gear wear & Damage recognition – Introduction to the new ISO 10825

A vision into the appearance and fundamental causes of gear failure modes. This training provides gear manufacturers and users with the necessary skills to examine, assess and recognize common gear failure modes.


The training provides participants with:

  • Examine the different aspects of gear failures.
  • Assess and interpret common gear failure modes.
  • Appreciate what is considered normal wear and what could potentially be a problem and know the appropriate action to take.


10 September 2024


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore


No specific gear knowledge is required

Pedagogical means:

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

Who should attend:

Gear designers, gear service personnel, operators and users of valuable equipment, inspection and certification bodies who need to confidently examine gears and gearboxes and those new to the gear industry.


  • ISO Standards
    • Key principles in ISO Standards
    • Members (how to get involved), Technical Committees and Working Groups
    • The different type of ISO publications


  • Basic concepts on the geometry of gears to “Teeth in involute”
    • Spur and helical gears
    • Meshing (contact ratio, interference, sliding)
    • Tooth modifications (profile and helix)
    • Contact pressure and tooth rupture calculations


  • Gear failure analysis method and failure recognition strategy.
    • Introduction to the common investigation methods and equipment used
    • Introduction to the new ISO 10825
    • Classification of failure modes in gears
      • Tribological damages (non-fatigue)
      • Fatigue damages
      • Non-fatigue fracture
      • Plastic deformation
      • Manufacturing issues
      • Other surface damage
    • Case studies (a chance to test your failure recognition skills).
    • 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

MTS09: Gear wear & Damage recognition – Introduction to ISO 10825

Course Date:

10 September 2024


09:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8) Singapore

Closing Date:

27 August 2024, Tuesday

Course Fee:

SGD 800.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before Before 27 August 2024:
SGD 720.00 (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