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Automotive Drive Train

  • Engineers and technical staff working in the field of IC engines and wishing to know the role of automotive transmissions and their impact on powertrain operation.
  • Completing an engineer training, this course gives the understanding of drivetrains to deal with engine/vehicle adaptation topics, the restrictions found on both engine/drivetrain units and the topics on the powertrain development.
Learning Objectives
  • To know the main types of transmission.
  • To understand powertrain matching.
  • To be able to describe and manage interactions between engine and transmission.
  • To be able to carry out an engine project with the perspective of developing a whole powertrain.
Ways and means
  • Interactive talks by industry experts.
  • Acquired Knowledge game tests.
  • Gear ratio selecting exercises.
  • Automatic transmission laws selecting exercise.

Automotive transmissions types 0.25 day
  • Elements making up a power transmission chain: clutch, gearbox, longitudinal axle, powered axle, driveshaft.
  • Stepped gear or continuously variable transmissions, gearing with or without breaking torque, manual or electronically driven operation.
Axles and differentials 0.25 day
  • Differentials: description, operation principle, limits and technical solutions.
  • Axles: different types (conical, hypoidal, wheel and screw): respective advantages and drawbacks.
  • Lubrication: lubricants requirements depending on the types.
Mechanical gearboxes architectures 0.5 day
  • Mechanical gearbox, 2,3, or 4-shaft architectures, volume and powertrain assembly restrictions.
  • Automated, consumption-optimized, or sport mechanical gearboxes.
  • Dual clutch gearbox, architecture and operating.
Clutch and torque transmission 0.25 day
  • Conventional mechanical clutch, double mass flywheel, automatic clutches.
  • Operating and dimensioning: structuring parameters, impact on engine.
  • Failures, wearing parameters.
Automatic transmission architecture 0.5 day
  • Hydraulic automatic gearbox, architecture, volume and powertrain assembly restrictions, related controls.
  • Continuous variation transmission (CVT), architecture and operating. Non automotive applications, Infinitely variable transmission (IVT), hydrostatic transmission.
Electronic powertrain tuning 0.25 day
  • Automated mechanical transmission, dual clutch transmission, hydraulic automatic gearbox: control laws and tuning general rules.
  • Electronic architectures, ECU, logic controller, development parameters.
Matching and installation 0.5 day
  • Installation, volume and thermal restrictions. Impact on vehicles architectures.
  • Gearing command: manual, assisted, automated, mechanical, semi-mechanical or electronically controlled.
  • Vehicle adaptation principles, optimization criteria: performances, emissions, consumption, NVH (noise, vibrations and harshness).
  • Taking additional restrictions into account.
  • Exercises.
Industrial vehicles transmissions 0.5 day
  • Mechanical transmissions: main differences with passenger cars (relay boxes, vehicle retarders, ...). Lubrication requirements. Manufacturers' specificities.
  • Automated transmission: application specificities compared with passenger car.
  • Case of agricultural machines or works machines.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 11 - 13 Rueil €1,890 Online By email