An efficient, robust, and quiet running drivetrain is as essential to customer satisfaction as styling and interior creature comforts. In this seminar, you will be exposed to various methods that can be used to accomplish this goal. Designed to help you visualize both individual components and the entire drivetrain system - without reference to complicated equations - this seminar focuses on the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics and effect on vehicle performance for each of the drivetrain components. Attendees will receive an introduction to the various components of the drivetrain, including the clutch or torque converter, manual or automatic transmission, driveshaft, axle, wheel ends, and brakes.
This course also provides insight into: the structure and function of each component; vehicle integration; and related noise, vibration and harshness issues. You will be equipped to evaluate the space requirements, mounting needs, clearances required, and effect on vehicle response for each component.
Attendees will receive a copy of James Halderman's book, The Automotive Technology, 4th Ed.
Joe Palazzolo is Chief Engineer - eDrive Systems at GKN Driveline. He is responsible for managing the mechanical design and development of new automotive gearboxes, torque transfer devices, concepts, and industrialization into production applications. His prior professional experience spans the majority of vehicle powertrain systems, including overall chassis design and validation, all-wheel systems design and development, power transfer unit and transfer case design, and torque management device development. Joe has been privileged to contribute while working at Carron and Company, Visteon Corporation, Warn Industries, Magna Powertrain, and Ford Motor Company.
Mr. Palazzolo maintains the ASE certified Master Technician and Undercar Specialist certifications, has chaired the SAE All-Wheel Drive Standards Committee, and has been an active SAE member since 1990. Mr. Palazzolo was a recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for distinction in professional development and education in 2007. In 2010, he achieved the SAE Master Instructor designation and continues to maintain this in his three seminars that he has been teaching globally since 1999. In 2013, his technical and professional accomplishments to the industry were recognized by reaching the membership grade of SAE Fellow.
Mr. Palazzolo is the award winning author of High-Performance Differentials, Axles & Drivelines in 2009. In 2013, he furthered his authoring with his second text on How to Rebuild the Ford 8.8 and 9 inch Axles. He has just finalized three chapters to be featured in the Automotive Engineering Encyclopedia to be released in 2014. He has designed, built, campaigned and supported various race cars and teams for both professional and amateur racing organizations. His scope of work has been inclusive of the entire vehicle but also focused on competitive, high-performance drivetrain systems. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University and a Masters degree in Automotive Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He has received numerous patents for his work and creativity in advancing mobility systems
SAE Members: $1228.00 - $1382.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"An informative seminar for general introduction to the drivetrain components and terminology for any one entering the drivetrain industry."
Friction Material Manager
Sulzer Euroflamm US, Inc.
"This course tied together the subjects that I have been trained in very well."
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A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components e-Seminar
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