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Course MV-MEGT-86203-K-4

Gear Technology (3V+1U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP 94 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-MEGT] Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Gear systematics: systematic subdivision of gear units on the basis of various criteria
  • Gear analysis: determination of kinematic and dynamic quantities in plane coupling gears by graphical methods
  • Basic principles and designs as well as graphical and analytical methods for determining the speed ratios of planetary gear units
  • Design, mode of operation and procedures for the design of stepped gearboxes
  • Basics of cam and piston gears

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • reproduce the basic concepts of gear technology
  • classify gearboxes in terms of structure and application
  • analyze the gearbox efficiency with the help of Grübler's equation
  • determine different positions of a plane coupling drive using graphical methods
  • determine the kinematic parameters, such as velocities and accelerations, by applying various graphical methods
  • name and describe the basic types of planetary gears and to carry out an analytical and graphical analysis of the transmission ratios with the aid of the Willis equation and the Kutzbach diagram.
  • describe and determine the relevant characteristics of stepped gearboxes and design a stepped gearbox using various methods
  • describe the structure of cam and crank gears

2. Exercise

The students are able to apply the methods discussed in the lecture to

  • the analysis and description of gears,
  • the execution of kinematic analyses for the determination of relevant parameters on plane coupling gears,
  • the graphical and analytical determination of transmission ratios and speeds on planetary gearboxes
  • the description and design of stepped gearboxes on the basis of examples presented.


  • Steinhilper et al.: Ebene Mechanismen und Getriebe
  • Kraemer: Getriebelehre
  • Volmer et al.: Lehrbuch Getriebetechnik
  • Luck/Modler: Getriebetechnik
  • Kerle et al: Einführung in die Getriebelehre
  • Müller: Umlaufgetriebe
  • Dubbel: Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau
  • Steinhilper/Sauer: Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus 2, Springer Verlag


Slide notes, lecture reprint, help sheets and exercises. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-MEGT-86203-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MEGT-110-M-4] Gear Technology P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 5.0 LP