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Car Transmission Systems

Module name (EN): Car Transmission Systems
Degree programme: Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT53
SAP-Submodule-No.: P241-0311, P242-0095
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
FT53 (P241-0311, P242-0095) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course
FT53 (P241-0311, P242-0095) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 6, optional course, course inactive since 27.07.2017
FT53 (P241-0311, P242-0095) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 6, optional course
FT53 (P241-0311, P242-0095) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 6, optional course
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 56.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann
Dipl.-Ing. Erik Wawra

[updated 11.05.2019]
Learning outcomes:
Students will receive an overview of transmission types, their components and their modes of operation. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to calculate and design gear ratios of individual gear pairs, planetary gear sets and entire drive trains and draw the corresponding Kutzbach diagrams. They will be familiar with the design of continuously variable transmissions (CVT), automatic and other transmissions and will be able to explain them.

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Module content:
1. Drive concepts
2. Basics
3. Synchromesh transmissions
4. Kutzbach diagram
5. Dual clutch transmissions
6. Planetary gear set
7. Automatic transmission
8. Continuously variable transmissions (CVT)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic lecture, presentation with video projector, lecture notes
Road test

[updated 30.09.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Self-made lecture notes

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