In order to maximize vehicle fuel-efficiency, Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHTs) tend to be more complex to design than previous conventional systems other than, perhaps, some very advanced high multi-ratio automatic transmissions. This increased system complexity of DHTs means that it is no longer a realistic prospect to use design processes developed for manual and automatic transmission systems and architectures. There is a growing need to develop skills that combine these traditional technologies with novel mechanical and electronic control strategies to derive an optimal solution in terms of operational fuel-efficiency, cost and parts count.
This course will present a high-level view of the hybrid transmission architecture; including transmission / transaxle gear ratio selection, the final drive ratio, the configuration of hookups to link the hybrid powertrain components to the epicyclic gear sets (or other coupling techniques) and the nature of the connections between different nodes of the transmission architecture, as well as an overview of the control scheme that will be necessary to integrate all the various components into a powertrain.
By completing this course, you will be able to identify, recognize or articulate:
Who Should Attend
The intended audience for this class is powertrain engineers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists and engineers involved in the application or design of transmissions for hybrid vehicles.
Because this course is based on a number of design and engineering disciplines, learners should have a B.S. in engineering or related field and preferably a minimum of two years design experience in the automotive powertrain field.