Mechanisms design

Lecturer(s): Didier LACOUR
Course ⋅ 4 hTC ⋅ 4 hStudy ⋅ 12 h


Knowledge and dimensioning of power transmission elements, particularly those used in ground transport, understand their operation and analyze their performance.

Palabras clave

power transmission, gearbox, vehicle, hydraulics transmission


  • Elements of technology for power transmission.
  • Epicyclic trains and applications.
  • Gearboxes and drives.
  • Hydraulics transmissions;
  • Hybrid Vehicle Architectures.
  • Three 4h Studies: Analysis of the operation of a DSG7 gearbox. Simulation of the operation of a gearbox and a DPC differential (with Catia software and applications). Analysis of the power transmission system of a 4x4 vehicle.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to perform functional analysis of a mechanical transmission system.
  • Be able to analyse and simulate the operation of a mechanical transmission system.


Final mark = 100% Know-how Know-how mark = 100% continuous assessment