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Drive Axles: Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

$180.00

Drive Axles: Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles introduces learners to the key principles of drive axles, the common components that make up drive axles, and the different types of drive axles commonly used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

Drive Axles: Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles introduces learners to the key principles of drive axles, the common components that make up drive axles, and the different types of drive axles commonly used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Learners in quality, manufacturing, or sales roles in the industry will find value in this course.

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Who will benefit from this Drive Axles course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, designing, purchasing, and sales functions at organizations that require an understanding drive axle used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Drive Axles: Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

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Learning Objectives

  1. Define the engineering principles associated with drive axles.
  2. Recognize the common types of drive axles used in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
  3. Identify the major components that make up most drive axles.
  4. Understand the different types of drive axles and their unique components.

3D illustration of three commonly used drive axles including the drive-steering axle

Drive Axles: Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Concepts
    1. Basic Engineering Principles
      1. Force
      2. Work
      3. Power
      4. Horsepower
      5. Torque
      6. Tractive Effort
      7. Co-Efficient of Friction
    2. Structural Weight
      1. Gross Axle Weight Rating
      2. Gross Vehicle Weight
      3. Gross Combination Weight
  2. Major Drive Axle Components
    1. Axle Housing
      1. Axle Shafts
      2. Differential Carrier
      3. Input Yoke
    2. Wheel Ends
      1. Spindles
    3. Planetary Wheel Ends
      1. Sun Gear
      2. Planetary Gears
      3. Internal Ring Gear
  3. Types of Drive Axles
    1. Rigid Drive Axle
    2. Drive-Steering Axle
      1. Steering Arms
      2. Steering Knuckles
      3. Tie Rod
      4. Tie Rod Arms
    3. Independent Suspension Drive Axle
      1. Center Carrier Housing
      2. Suspension Control Arms

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