Dear Members,


Warm Greetings from SAEINDIA Southern Section!!! 


We are glad to inform you that we are conducting a Students Knowledge Improvement Program (SKIP), program on the topic “Automotive Transmission” on 16th & 17th March 2018 at Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai.  


Kind nominate students to register for this program. 


Speaker Profile:


Mr. R. Venugopal, DRDO


ME in Production Engineering from Anna University, Chennai.  He joined CVRDE in 1971 and has been working in various divisions of CVRDE.  During his tenure at CVRDE, he was engaged in design and development of transmission systems and engines for various tracked vehicle applications.  He also designed and developed hydraulic oil filters for flight control system of LCA Tejas and was awarded “Technology Group Award” for the year 2003.  Also as a team member, he was awarded “DRDO Award for Development of Main Battle Tank ARJUN” for the year 2008.  And also received ‘Scientist of the year Award 2009’ from the Honorable Prime Minister of India on 26th May 2010. About 40 years of experience in design, development, testing, field evaluation of automotive systems like Automatic Transmission, Engine, Suspensions etc.



Course Content


Day 1:


Session 1:


  1.        Introduction to Transmissions & Automatic Transmissions.
  2. Vehicle performance requirements


Session 2: Post Lunch Session:


  1. Configuration of Automatic Transmissions Torque converter, Retarder
  2. Fluid coupling in Automatic Transmission
  3. Torque Converter matching




Session 3:

  1.         Planetary Gearboxes introduction and design criterion Selection of             Gear ratios, their influence on performance.
  2. Control, control logics, selection of oil, lubrication.


Session 4: Post Lunch Session:


  1. Testing of Automatic Transmissions and integration checks.
  2. Applications of Automatic Transmission




Many modern cars, buses, trucks, off highway vehicles, mining equipment, and military vehicles use Automatic Transmissions. The driving comfort and improved life of drive train components by the use of automatic transmissions is attracting the attention of vehicle users as well as vehicle manufacturers. Automatic transmissions offer ample opportunities to practicing engineers in various fields of product development.


All executives irrespective of their involvement in different phases of product development cycle will benefit from this course


Benefits of attending this course


The participants will be equipped with necessary knowledge for selection, retro fitment of Automatic transmission in the vehicles. Necessary knowledge on changes in vehicle power train will be presented.


The participants will acquire the knowledge and essential design philosophy, system engineering considerations, planetary gear box configurations and designs apart from torque converter and retarder integration.
Who should attend?


The students studying in undergraduate course in Automobile, Mechanical, Aeronautical engineering will find that most of the topics in the program cover their syllabus requirements and future developments. This program is designed for any automotive enthusiast.


Dates           :         16th & 17th March 2018

Venue           :         Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala                                     Engg College, 42, Veltech – Avadi Road,Chennai  – 600062

Timings       :         9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Note: Registration starts at 8.30 AM


Registration Fee: 


SAEINDIA Student Members: 1500/- per head


Special discount on Group Booking (minimum 10 attendees for same session 10% Discount)


Please Note: No cash payment


Payment Mode: DD in favor of “SAEINDIA Southern Section Student Convention


For online transaction:


Name of the account         :         SAEINDIA Southern Section Student Convention

Account No                       :         32506106802 (Saving account)

Bank Name                       :         State Bank of India

Branch Name                    :         Kottur, Chennai

IFSC Code                        :         SBIN0001669


Please find the Brochure for more details attached with this mail.
The number of seats is 60 due to intense interactions anticipated. Kindly send your registration on or before 14th March 2018 through phone or mail to avoid disappointment.


For online Registration


For further clarification please contact- D. Fathima / 044 – 42188651