Technical Challenges in Automotive Powertrain Engineering

Wolfgang Schöffmann*, Markus Brillinger, Martin Ratasich, Ingo Garcia de Madinabeitia Merino, Markus Bachinger, Muammer Yolga, Paul Schiffbänker, Andreas Braun, Falko Berg, Jürgen Rechberger

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The automotive powertrain is undergoing a transformation due to the increased electrification. This transformation brings a number of technical challenges relating to the design and integration of electrified elements into the powertrain with it. Powertrain-related targets can be achieved in an increasing number of ways by varying and balancing the powertrain elements. This chapter discusses the challenges that engineers are facing in the development and production of internal combustion engines, e-drives, transmissions, batteries, and fuel cells, and how a systems engineering approach is the key to understand and take advantage of all the possibilities in such complex electrified powertrains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems Engineering for Automotive Powertrain Development
EditorsHannes Hick, Klaus Küpper, Helfried Sorger
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-68847-3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2020

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