Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Powertrain Integration

ME 50104 / 3 Cr.

The holistic view of powertrain development that includes engine, transmission, and drivline is now well accepted. Current trends indicate an increasing range of engines and transmissions in the future with, consequently, a greater diversity of combinations. Coupled with the increasing introduction of hybrid vehicles, the scope for research, novel developments and new products is clear. This course discusses engines, transmissions, and drivelines in relation to their interfaces with chassis systems. This course also explores the concept to market evolution as well as powertrain and chassis integration. Novel concepts relating, for example, to continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) and hybridization are discussed, as well as approaches to modeling, analysis, and simulation.


Lecture Note Materials

  1. Introduction
  2. Powertrain Mounting
  3. Fuel and Accessory System
  4. Engine
    • Air Induction
    • Energy Convesion
    • Exhaust
  5. Transmission
  6. Driveline Systems
  7. Powertrain Driver Interface
  8. Intergration of  Powertrain and Chassis Systems