Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology
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Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology

June 7-10, 2021 |  Daley College  |  REGISTER

$2,150 ABMA Members

$2,450 Non-members


The course is taught at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL. A shuttle bus is available each day to transport students from the Hilton Oak Lawn.

Daley College

7500 S. Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60652


Hotel Information

Hilton Oak Lawn

9333 S. Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Hotel reservation link will be posted soon.


Course Outline

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

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. Official credit certificates are mailed to the attendee 6-8 weeks after the course.

Registration Information


$2,150 ABMA Members

$2,450 Non-members


  • Breakfast vouchers for the Hilton Oak Lawn and lunch

  • Networking reception

  • Shuttle service from hotel to Daley College (course location)

  • Coffee, tea, water and other beverages during class

  • Course binder and book



Complete instructor bios can be found here.



Dr. Tim Ovaert
Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame






Harvey Nixon
Consultant & Owner

Engineered Durable Surfaces, LLC






Dan Snyder

Engineering Consultant

Bearings and Lubes Consulting LLC



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.