Assessment Method for Passenger Car Transmissions under abusive Loads

Research paper by Marc Thorausch, Eckhard Kirchner, Miguel Scheuermann, Till Babbick, Bernd Sauer

Indexed on: 01 Jan '09Published on: 01 Jan '09Published in: ATZ worldwide


A multi-body simulation method is established in collaboration with the institute for machine elements, gears and transmissions of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and General Motors Powertrain Europe to optimise development and validation of the abuse-safety of manual transmissions. This computational approach provides a better understanding of the transmission dynamics even on component level which is not achievable by measurements on the car.