Mr. Rudolph Baumann 自2005年起在上海担任自动变速箱应用工程经理。
Mr. Rudolph Baumann毕业于慕尼黑工业大学，主修机械工程。 大学毕业后，他主要从事于航天工业的燃料电池研发工作。于1991年加入ZF Getriebe GmbH。成为步进式自动变速箱和无级变速箱测试和发展部门的主管。
Mr. Rudolph Baumann works since 2005 as application engineering manager for automatic transmissions in Shanghai. His tasks in China are localization of transmissions, build-up of engineering environment and the adjustment of ZF-transmissions to the vehicles of the Chinese OEMs.
After the study of mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich he worked until 1991 in the field of fuel cell development for the space industry. In 1991 he joined the ZF Getriebe GmbH and became supervisor in the testing department for the development of step-controlled automatic transmissions as well as for continuous variable automatic transmissions (CVT).
Abstract of Speech:
Currently, almost 80% of all passenger cars manufactured worldwide are built as a front-transverse driveline design. As production figures are increasing steadily, it is expected that this percentage will even rise over the next few years, since the market growth is the result of preference for compact vehicles, particularly in emerging markets.
Within the scope of a study, miscellaneous variants of planetary and dual clutch transmissions were compared.
Both dual clutch transmissions as well as planetary transmissions with torque converters have a strong presence among future requirements for use in vehicles powered by transverse engines. Planetary transmissions have distinct advantages compared to dual clutch transmissions in terms of installation space, and especially in view of costs. In terms of consumption,they only have minor drawbacks compared with electrically actuated dual clutch transmissions, although this is compensated by their starting and acceleration dynamics, due to the torque multiplication functionality of the torque converter.