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Automotive Gearbox Design Based on Reliability

ashwini sadashiv gaikwad, Rajaram M. Shinde


A company’s reputation is very closely attached to the reliability of its products. The more reliable a product is, the more likely the company is to have a good reputation. A reliable product may not drastically affect customer satisfaction in a positive manner. However, an unreliable product will definitely attract customer dissatisfaction; thus, high reliability is a quite essential requirement for customer satisfaction. Design for reliability refers to the ability of a product to perform its specified function under service conditions. This paper describes the reliability-based approach used for the design of two-speed automotive transmission systems. The overall reliability of a transmission system will be governed by the reliability of the individual components. To avoid unpredicted failure, the mechanical designs frequently undertake the concept of a safety factor to reduce the probability of failure and, hence, it has been shown with results that reliability has always improved with improved safety values.


Keywords: Reliability, factor of safety, failure analysis, automotive transmission system

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Gaikwad Ashwini S, Shinde Rajaram M. Automotive Gearbox design based on reliability.  Journal of Automobile      Engineering and Applications. 2015; 1(2): 27–30p.

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