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Expert Details

High Performance Gear Design

ID: 722624 Minnesota, USA

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Expert is an expert with over 25 years of experience in research, development, and design of mechanical motion and power transmission. He is the developer of a gear design method and software. This method allows him to significantly maximize gear transmission technical and market performance including: increased load capacity; reduced size and weight; higher efficiency; lower noise and vibration; increased reliability and lifetime; reduced cost, and more. Expert is the author of a unique methodology for the design of gears with asymmetric tooth profiles that provides additional performance enhancement for gear drives with unidirectional load transmission. He applies the Finite Element Method (FEM) for stress analysis of gears resulting in accurate bending and contact stress definition for load sharing calculations.

Expert is involved in the design of many types of gears, including external, internal, rack and pinion, spur, helical, bevel, face, worm, other involute gear drives. He provides optimal solutions for complex multi-stage gear systems such as planetary, orbital, and differential drives and their combinations.

A significant portion of Expert’s work involves plastic molded and powder metal gear transmissions. He is one of developers of the molding solution method of the mold cavity profile definition for plastic and metal injection molding, and powder metal processing of the gears and other precision parts.

Expert has completed dozens of successful gearing arrangement projects in the following areas: aerospace, agriculture, automotive, aviation, consumer products, defense, food processing, medical instruments and equipment, printing machines, small engines, tool industry and many others. A fundamental part of his service is providing cost reduction solutions for existing gear drives. Some of these projects resulted in a 30 to 70% cost reduction in comparison with the initial design. He is the author of a number of technical publications and patents in this area.

Application of his gear design method for the Sikorsky Corporation allowed Expert to reduce the maximum bending stress of high performance helicopter gears by 10-15%.In an engagement with the AeroVironment Company, he developed gear actuators for miniature surveillance aircraft which resulted in significant size and cost reduction, and higher reliability.As a result of Expert’s consulting for the John Deere Company’s Seeding Group, old style metal chain drives were replaced by direct-designed crossed helical plastic gear drives allowing increased reliability and safety, and reduced cost.In a consulting engagement for Pacifica Group Technologies Propriety Limited, Australia, he developed an extremely compact and inexpensive planetary gearbox for automotive electronic brake system.Expert’s redesign of the cam for General Mills’ yogurt filling machine allowed them to increase the machine’s productivity by 65%.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Moscow Technical University
Year: 1976 Degree: Master Degree Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Moscow Aviation Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Expert is owner of the company and does gear design, marketing, sales, subcontracting other services, and more.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: K Gears, Inc. Title: Principal Engineer Department:
He designed gears.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2001 Employer: Graco, Inc. Title: Senior Engineer Department:
Expert performed gear design.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Kurt Manufacturing, Inc. Title: Design Engineer Department:
He performed gear design.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 1993 Employer: CIAM, Moscow, Russia Title: Senior Recearch Scientist Department:
He was involved in gear design, research and development, and management.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1976 to 1994 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Expert lived in Russia and was involved in design, research, and development of gear transmissions for a number of jet engines and aircrafts.
Years: 2003 to Present Country / Region: Australia Summary: He is consulting for Pacifica Group Technologies Pty. Ltd., Australia, working on the development of a series of gearboxes for automotive electronic brake systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Although not a formal member of AGMA and SME, Expert is closely affiliated with both organizations. He was a speaker at an AGMA technical meeting, published one paper with AGMA. He is actively attending the AGMA's Aerospace and Plastic gearing committee meetings. He was a speaker at an SME conference last year and published one paper with SME. He is also building his relationship with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).
Awards / Recognition
He was awarded a silver medal for his design of a gearbox with asymmetric teeth for the TV7-117S turbo-prop engine for the Ilyushin-114 airplane at a U.S.S.R. State exhibition.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 14 publications and seven patents in gear design.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Expert is fluent in Russian, his native language.

Fields of Expertise

mechanical power transmission, gear, gear design, gear drive, internal gear, rack and pinion, spur gear, helical gear, bevel gear, face gear, worm gear, planetary gear, plastic gear design, powdered metal gear design, gearing arrangement, high performance gear, gear application, 9310 alloy, super carburizing, noise vibration, gear motor, steering gear, face gear design, helical gear design, spur gear design, worm gear design, crossed helical gear design, metric thread gearing, harmonic drive, gear lubricant, case hardening, bevel, positioning system, wire electrical-discharge machining, gear grinding, gear inspection, gerotor pump, gear fatigue, gear wear, final drive, metal powder property, positioning gear drive, powdered metal gear, recess action gear, crossed helical gear, profilometry, transmission-line circuit, mechanical power transmission system, gear error, precision gear manufacturing, gear failure analysis, gear system dynamic analysis, gear lubrication process, computer design engineering, manual transmission gear shifting, gear manufacturing method, automatic automotive transmission system, abusive environment plastic gear, plastic injection molding computer modeling, mechanical system vibration, manual transmission system, metal hobbing, automotive transmission system, automatic transmission system, module, metal powder, design engineering, metal heat treatment, wing flap, powder metallurgy, gear tooth, differential gear, gear train, tribology, transmission gear, switchgear, step-up gear, ring gear, reduction gear, rack, propulsion gear, plastic gear, pinion, noncircular gear, metrology, involute gear tooth, hypoid gear, herringbone gear, heat treatment, gear pump, gear noise, gear machining, eccentric gear, cycloidal gear tooth, backlash

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