Modular approach to the computer simulation of a passenger car powertrain incorporating a diesel engine and continuously variable transmission

M. Deacon, C. J. Brace, M. Guebeli, N. D. Vaughan, C. R. Burrows, R. E. Dorey

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The ultimate aim of the work described here is to consider the design of a controller, for an integrated powertrain, directed at reducing emissions during the full transient range of operating conditions. In order to optimise the controller, it is necessary to have an accurate representation of the powertrain. A modular simulation of the system has been produced and validated against experimental data from a test vehicle. This paper describes the process of modelling the system and discusses the validation of the computer models against the experimental data. The simulation includes models of a Ford, 1.8IDI TCi Diesel engine, CTX continuously variable transmission with hydraulic controller and Orion car. It has been used to predict transient powertrain and vehicle behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-325
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number389
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the International Conference on CONTROL '94. Part 1 (of 2) - Coventry, UK
Duration: 21 Mar 199424 Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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