Series development of drive trains for on-road commercial vehicles



Nikita Morozov



+49 241 80 48187




The lecture and the exercises take place in the summer semester.



Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.

  Software function development using the example of predictive shifting. Copyright: © Continental AG Software function development using the example of predictive shifting.

The focus of the course is the powertrain for commercial vehicles predominantly in road operation. Special attention will be paid to the electrified powertrain, e.g. as a hybrid in different designs and as a pure electric motor powertrain. Presented are transmissions with power flow interruption during shifting or powershift capable, as central drive, as well as axles in their different designs, e.g. rigid axles, portal axles. Essential knowledge for the design of these powertrains and their subsystems, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electric or electronic, will be imparted in the course.

  Hardware-design Copyright: © FEV Europe GmbH Hardware-design using the example of actuators with demand-controlled energy consumption.

Examples from industry, such as transmission load switching in dual electric machine concepts, provide the opportunity to learn the basics of software function development.

  Power train for example for automatically guided vehicles Copyright: © Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG Power train for example for automatically guided vehicles

The course is taught by Dr.-Ing. Jan Nowack, Department Manager E-Drive and Transmission Controls of the FEV Group, an engineering service company based in Aachen.



  • Powertrain designs
  • Transmission designs
  • Axle types
  • Transmission components
  • Propeller shafts
  • Drive train testing
  • Series development processes
  • Control units and sensors
  • Software function development
  • Functional safety

Teaching and learning portal

Complementary lecture and exercise material for exam preparation
you will find in the course of the semester under RWTHmoodle.



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Doz. "Series Development of transmissions for passenger cars and light duty vehicles"
Jan Nowack
Tel.: +49 241 5689 9951
Professional expericence RWTH Aachen Research Associate - Institute of Flight Dynamics 5.5 years
CAE Eletronik GmbH Senior Development Engineer - Sofware for certification of full flight simulators 1 year
Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH Development Engineer and Technical Lead - Dual Clutch Transmission with focus on Controls 5 years
Current position FEV Head of Department - eDrive and Transmission Controls Since 2016
Team size About 40 employees