(P)HEV Hybrid Transmission Development

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Customer: Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry

Market: Light duty on highway - Asia

BRACE execution: Powertrain domain cluster

Location’s: BRACE office & Customer site

Start to finish mechanical Development of transmission for a Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle powertrain application. Start with a conventional drive transmission.

Transmission development with Electric Motor/Generator. Design of system, subsystems and components involve;

  • Requirements
  • Mechanical and hydraulic (concept) design
  • Housing design & casting
  • Gears, splines, shafts and chain drive design
  • Calculation / simulations
  • Strength & Stiffness
  • Dynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Tolerance studies
  • CAD development (coordination)
  • BOM, specifications and Drawings
  • FMEA’s
  • Design reviews
  • Test specifications, settings, procedure, coordination
  • Releases, toll gate assessments
  • Coordination, realisation and participating in prototyping and prototyping production line validation (incl. end of line tests)
  • Project overview
  • Organising / hosting (interdisciplinary) team meetings
  • APQP

Typical transmission product developments such as shaft (re)design, Hydraulic system and oil pump (re)design to be compatible with EV-driving (engine shut off), chain drive to transmit EMG torque to secondary shaft, Full new housing and support design. Design starting from proof of concept to Mule car, A, B, C and D-sample (PPAP) incl. releases.