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Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology

June 7-10, 2021

Daley College

7500 S Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL

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Hotel information:

Hilton Oak Lawn- 9333 S Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453


This course is taught at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL. A shuttle bus is available each day to transport students to and from the hotel.



Dr. Tim Ovaert and Dan Snyder   

Advanced Concepts Course Outline:

This course builds on the foundations of the essential course and challenges the experienced engineer in areas such as failure modes, friction & wear, fatigue life calculation methods and load distribution. This is an exceptional course for engineers with 2-3 years work experience in bearings or past attendees of the Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology.

Course participants will enhance understanding of:

  • Bearing Macrogeometry: Clearance, Free Contact Angle, Interference Fits
  • Ball/Roller Loading: Static/Inertial
  • Contact Stresses, Deflection, & Subsurface Stresses
  • Internal Load Distribution – Speed & Motion
  • Concepts of Friction & Wear: Surface Topography
  • Fundamentals of Fatigue Life Theory
  • Contact Friction
  • Bearing Friction & Reference Speeds
  • Permanent Deformations & Static Capacity
  • Fatigue Life Prediction: Standards & Advanced Calculations
  • Testing Methods & Statistical Analysis
  • Lubricants & Rheology & EHL
  • Shaft-Bearing Systems & Performance Analysis

Attendees receive CEU's (Continuing Education Units) registered with Ball State University upon successful completion of this course. Official credit certificates are mailed to the attendee 6-8 weeks after the course.

Course Registration

Registration Rates 

Member Price: $2150
Non-Member Price: $2450


Course Registration Includes:

  • Continental breakfast every morning before class
  • Lunch buffet
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, water and sodas during class
  • Networking Reception with instructors and course attendees with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the first evening of class
  • Course binder
  • Course book

 * Cancellation Policy*

Substitutions for registrants unable to attend will be accepted any time prior to the beginning of the course. We do ask however, that any course-related materials already received by the registrant be forwarded to the substitute attendee. Substitutions must be submitted in writing to ABMA. Cancellations received 60 days prior to course start date will incur a 25% processing fee. Cancellations received between 30 days and 59 days from the start of the course will incur a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date. 



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