Commercial Vehicle Technology

Transmissions and Drivetrain Design

Authors: Hilgers, Michael, Achenbach, Wilfried

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  • Clear and well-founded introduction to complex commercial vehicle technology
  • Understanding modern commercial vehicles
  • Understanding the function and structure of today's trucks
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About this Textbook

The aim of this work, consisting of 9 individual, self-contained booklets, is to describe commercial vehicle technology in a way that is clear, concise and illustrative. Compact and easy to understand, it provides an overview of the technology that goes into modern commercial vehicles.

Starting from the customer's fundamental requirements, the characteristics and systems that define the design of the vehicles are presented knowledgeably in a series of articles, each of which can be read and studied on their own. This volume, Transmissions and Drivetrain Design, begins with an explanation of how driving resistance and the engine characteristics factor into the configuration of the transmission and transmission ratios. The transmission and its associated assemblies are presented in detail, providing a clear understanding for training and practical applications. Other components of the drivetrain such as the propeller shaft, the clutch and the retarder are also discussed. 

About the authors

The Authors

Dr. Michael Hilgers is currently director of the testing center at BFDA, a Foton Daimler truck joint venture in China. Before that he was head of different development departments in Commercial Vehicle Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.


Dr. Wilfried Achenbach has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Recently he retired as Head of Development at Daimler Trucks North America. 


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Softcover $74.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transmissions and Drivetrain Design
Authors
Series Title
Commercial Vehicle Technology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Vieweg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-60850-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-60850-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-60849-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 55
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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