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@psbabu • 11 Mar, 2008
I am a mechanical engineering student. as i passed thru the automatic transmission , i came to know abt the torque convertor. will it be possible to fix a torque convertor in a manual transmission vehicle? It can avaoid many driving problems and also improves easiness in drivin. I want to know whether it is economic and efficient??? please reply !!!!
@Newmanite • 26 Mar, 2008 Re: torque convertor in manual transmission

A torque converter delivers smooth control of an automatic gearbox through gears a clutch in a manual box disengages the drive to manually select gears.
@GearHead • 28 Mar, 2008 Re: torque convertor in manual transmission

First it is "torque converter" not torque convertor.
The idea seems feasible, providing there is some disengage mechanism so you can change gears; you might do some more research - Googleing "torque converter" yields 1.2 million sites among them,
Howstuffworks "How Torque Converters Work"
and
Automatic Transmissions: What Makes Them Work
But a torque converter seems a bit heavy; one might consider a centrifugal clutch if one can be made to disengage to change gears. But one thing a manual mechanical clutch has in its favor is that you can disengage at any speed, which to me, is a safety feature in the event there is a throttle hang up. Note there are periodic news reports of cars "going out of control" and taking out pedestrians and or store fronts, etc. I'd bet there has been very few such incidents involving manual transmissions.
@khooper • 16 Jan, 2009 The converter connection with the manual transmission also makes it possible to have close ratios with few gears, the opening being obtained by the converter. By improving starting possibilities, this makes it possible to have close transmission ratios, optimizing of the running of the engine for fuel consumption without having too many gears, just as in the case of a standard automatic transmission.
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@geococeo • 29 Jan, 2009 dodge has been making a concept turbo diesel hybrid since 92 it looks like a stratus and gets like 80 -90 mpg
their most recent model has integrated an automatic manual trans
electronically operated clutch with minimal manual override controls
gets better mileage than both manual and of course standard auto trans
not really relative but cool
@Mrm423 • 05 Feb, 2009 This May be interesting but I believe there is already similair systems in place, I believe the Bugatti (spelling?) veyron, has a similair system, from the clips I've seen and what I have read the 'Manual' mode has a standard shift pattern, i could be wrong however. However the interesting thing is it has Automatic and Manual modes.
I, Myself will always prefer a clutch and standard "H" style shift pattern.
@TheOldMan • 05 Sep, 2009
psbabu
I am a mechanical engineering student. as i passed thru the automatic transmission , i came to know abt the torque convertor. will it be possible to fix a torque convertor in a manual transmission vehicle? It can avaoid many driving problems and also improves easiness in drivin. I want to know whether it is economic and efficient??? please reply !!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! You just discovered something that was done in 1946![​IMG] Good job! Maybe next you'll discover Power Windows, Power Brakes, and automatic transmission!
@Kaustubh Katdare • 05 Sep, 2009
TheOldMan
CONGRATULATIONS! You just discovered something that was done in 1946![​IMG] Good job! Maybe next you'll discover Power Windows, Power Brakes, and automatic transmission!
😀 Let the students discover the new world.
@TheOldMan • 05 Sep, 2009
The_Big_K
😀 Let the students discover the new world.
Ha well I was just surfing the internets and I just had to reply to this. It just needed a snappy reply. You know though, the kids right. The 1946 dodge is a pretty decent car.
@Ritesh Patil • 24 Apr, 2014 My question is whether the "torque converter" will transmit enough power if starting on a steep slope. Plus how would the response of the velocity-time graph of my vehicle be.
@Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran • 24 Apr, 2014
Ritesh Patil
My question is whether the "torque converter" will transmit enough power if starting on a steep slope. Plus how would the response of the velocity-time graph of my vehicle be.
Torque converter is very handy in driving cars on steep or slope areas. I hadnt seen time torque graph but i had read velocity torque graph.
In velocity torque graph, Torque decreases with increase in velocity, ie during low speed the torque converter transmitts max torque and as speed increases it reduce the torque transmission.
@Ritesh Patil • 24 Apr, 2014 In that case it seems a torque converter will be the perfect setting for an offroad vehicle, given its ability to dampen the shocks being transmitted to the engine.
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