New Seven Speed DCT transaxle and effect of angular positioning of shaft in layout. 2020-01-0429
This paper presents about new concept developed on 7 speed DCT transaxle for transverse application and a torque capacity of 200 Nm to 360 Nm. How current 6 speed DCT can modified to 7 speed with packaging benefit is discussed. In this paper, discussions are focused about torque carrying parts of transaxle only. Here only single countershaft is used giving lot of packaging advantage and at first glance layout looks like four speed layout, but it is compact layout. Further in this paper effect of angular position of shaft in layout is discussed.. Position of shafts in transaxle layout effects the stress, bending moment and displacement induced in shaft. Detailed study on effect of change in angle with respect to Bending moment, Stress in shaft, Cylindrical roller bearing (CRB) and Deep Groove Ball Bearing (DGBB) Bearing reaction force analysis, life calculations are computed.