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Transmission Fundamentals: Automatic


Our course introduces learners to basic components, concepts, and general terminology associated with automatic transmissions.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

Our course introduces learners to basic components, concepts, and general terminology associated with automatic transmissions. This information is critical to automatic transmission systems and is brought to life in this course using realistic 3D models, helpful animations, and interactive quizzes. The material in this course is beneficial for both experienced automotive engineers and those who are new to the field.

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Who will benefit from this Automatic Transmissions course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, designing, purchasing, and sales.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Transmission Fundamentals: Automatic

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the concepts torque, power, and gear ratio apply to transmissions.
  2. Recall some of the primary components of an automatic transmission.
  3. Recognize elements of the torque converter.
  4. Understand the functioning of the planetary gear set.
  5. Recall the elements associated with clutch plates.
  6. Relate the common failure modes associated with the automatic transmission.

The parts of a torque converter, including the impeller and turbine, which serves the function provided by the clutch in manual transmission vehicles.

Transmission Fundamentals: Automatic

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Automatic Transmissions
    1. Parts and Terminology
    2. Transmission Related Concepts
      1. Power
      2. Torque
      3. Gear Types
        1. Spur Gear
        2. Bevel Gear
        3. Planetary Gear Set
        4. Worm Gear
        5. Helical Gear
        6. Herringbone Gear
  2. Transmission Components
    1. Transmission Case
    2. Torque Converter
    3. Clutch Plates
    4. Planetary Gear Sets
    5. Valve Body
    6. Differential
  3. Newer Developments and Failure Modes
    1. Newer Developments
      1. Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
      2. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
      3. Hybrid Transmissions
    2. Failure Modes
      1. Low Fluid
      2. Damaged Clutch Plates
      3. Faulty Sensors

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