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248mm Elliptical Torque Converter from DaimlerChrysler Corporation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published April 16, 2007 by SAE International in United States
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The need for efficient space utilization has provided a framework for the design of a 248mm family of torque converters that supports a wide choice of engine and transmission combinations. The axial length of the part and its weight have been substantially reduced while the performance range has been broadened without degradation of efficiency. The new converter operates in an expanded slipping clutch mode. It significantly contributes to the performance and fuel economy improvements of related vehicles.
To meet the cost target, the comprehensive lineup and the resulting complexity have required a high level of component interchangeability. During the design phase, the manufacturing core competencies were scrutinized and process redundancies eliminated, both resulting in optimization of material selection and applicable technology.
CitationKietlinski, T. and Fingerman, M., "248mm Elliptical Torque Converter from DaimlerChrysler Corporation," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-0241, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-0241.
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