Devising Product Design Architecture Strategies: Case of HEV Powertrain

  • Manish ChandraEmail author
  • Pranab K. Dan
  • Debraj Bhattacharjee
  • Sourabh Mandol
  • Prasenjit Patra
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 134)


This article presents a comparative analysis of possible combinations of three transmission systems, namely, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Planetary Gear Transmission (PGT), and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), to carry out the comparative study of fuel consumption to deduce new gearbox architecture. Modern automotive industry is moving towards greener technology that leads to the introduction of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) as electric motor has higher efficiency compared to an IC engine. Different combinations of available transmission systems, viz., CVT-DCT, CVT-PGS, DCT-PGS, and CVT-DCT-PGS are tested in a MATLAB/Simulink environment. From this experimentation, it has been observed that the topology of transmission architecture also influences the fuel consumption apart from the losses in power train. This experimentation utilized the advantages of combining multiple gearbox architecture to develop a new gearbox to achieve maximum fuel efficiency and thereby reducing the carbon footprint. A systematic analysis of multiple gearbox architecture enabled the development of topological layout to achieve desired transmission architecture.


Hybrid electric vehicle Automotive transmission Fuel efficiency Carbon footprint 



The authors would like to acknowledge the authority of PAM Lab, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship for helping in conducting the experiment using the available infrastructure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manish Chandra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pranab K. Dan
    • 1
  • Debraj Bhattacharjee
    • 1
  • Sourabh Mandol
    • 1
  • Prasenjit Patra
    • 1
  1. 1.Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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