Course detail

Gearing Devices of Motor Vehicles

FSI-QRUAcad. year: 2017/2018

Students are acquainted with basic gearing devices of motor vehicle, their design, function and actual state of development. There are emphasised aspects theoretical, constructional and functional.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides knowledge from area of transmission mechanisms. Obtained knowledge creates conditions to self-contained solution construction project in next semesters.


The student needs to have knowledge appropriate courses of theoretical basics of master study programme at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Brno


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NAUNHEIMER, Harald. Automotive transmissions: fundamentals, selection, design, and application. 2nd ed. Přeložil Aaron KUCHLE. Berlin: Springer, c2011. ISBN 978-3-642-16213-8. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The credit is suspended by active participation in exercises and correctly elaborated acts. The exam checks the knowledge from lectures and exercises, consists of written and oral parts.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course provides an overview of modern gearing systems of motor vehicles. Attention is oriented on theory, construction and employment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Seminars are obligatory, checked by a teacher. The way of compensation of missed lessons (in justified cases) is solved individually with the course guarantee person.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


01. Clutch
02. Automatically clutch
03. Fluid clutch
04. Gearbox
05. Synchronizing
06. Gear mechanism
07. Automatic gearbox
08. Power shift gearbox
09. Planetary gearbox
10. Transmission and cardan shaft
11. Axle drive
12. Differential
13. All-wheel drive


6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Calculation exercise according to theme lecture.

labs and studios

7 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Demounting and mounting aggregates according to theme lecture