Series Development of transmissions for passenger cars and light duty vehicles
This lecture deals with the series development process of transmission for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles. Today’s most common transmission types are introduced. Besides the basic functions, special design features as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each concept are explained. This is followed by a detailed look at the development process of transmissions from the concept to series maturity.
By the example of a dual clutch transmission, the calculation and design process is introduced with respect to the use of modern engineering tools and targeting economic large-scale production. Further on, other important topics in a series development such as transmission controls development, calibration and testing are parts of this lecture.
At the end of the lecture the role of transmissions in the context of electrification is considered. The technical realization of several transmissions for hybrid and electric vehicles are presented and the particular challenges coming along with the electrification of the powertrain are discussed.
In the first lecture some basics are taught which enable also students without prior knowledge of vehicle longitudinal dynamics to participate in this lecture.
- Transmission types
- Development process
- Seriesl production
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