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2016-06-15
Journal Article
2016-01-1852
Ehsan Fatourehchi, Vishak Elisaus, Mahdi Mohammadpour, Stephanos Theodossiades, Homer Rahnejat
Abstract Efficiency and durability are key areas of research and development in modern racing drivetrains. Stringent regulations necessitate the need for components capable of operating under highly loaded conditions whilst being efficient and reliable. Downsizing, increasing the power-to-weight ratio and modification of gear teeth geometry to reduce friction are some of the actions undertaken to achieve these objectives. These approaches can however result in reduced structural integrity and component durability. Achieving a balance between system reliability and optimal efficiency requires detailed integrated multidisciplinary analyses, with the consideration of system dynamics, contact mechanics/tribology and stress analysis/structural integrity. This paper presents an analytical model to predict quasi-static contact power losses in lubricated spur gear sets operating under the Elastohydrodynamic regime of lubrication.
2016-05-01
Journal Article
2015-01-9144
Marc-Olivier Lacerte, Gabriel Pouliot, Jean-Sébastien Plante, Philippe Micheau
Electric Vehicles (EVs) with single-ratio gearbox provide high levels of smoothness, but using multi-speed gearbox can provide significant benefits in terms of vehicle acceleration, top speed, powertrain cost, mass, and energy consumption. In particular, Automated Manual Transmissions (AMTs) have characteristics of smooth shifts without torque interruption when coupled to a torque bypass clutch. However, conventional friction clutches are not best suited as torque bypass clutches because of their limited controllability and because large amount of heat must be dissipated to slow down the motor during gearshifts. This paper studies the feasibility of a seamless AMT architecture for EVs and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) using an eddy current torque bypass clutch that is highly controllable, robust, low cost, and has no wearable parts.
2016-04-11
Journal Article
2016-01-9016
Mohammad Gerami Tehrani, Juuso Kelkka, Jussi Sopanen, Aki Mikkola, Kimmo Kerkkänen
Abstract The feasibility of improving the energy efficiency of Electric Vehicles (EV) by manipulating operation points by means of a variable transmission is investigated with an efficient mathematical model of power losses in all driveline components. Introduced model can be solved in real-time making it possible to embed it to a control scheme of EV. Empirical test results are employed to derive the efficiency of the power electronics and electric motor at operation points while the mechanical power losses are predicted by a comprehensive and generic formulation for efficiency analysis. The simulation model used comprises electrical component efficiency, drivetrain inertias, gearbox efficiency, regenerative braking, and gear ratio selection. Three different transmission types are studied in this work; a single reduction gear, a five-step gearbox and an Infinitely Variable Transmission.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1149
Hanqi Yue, Xintian Lu, Xuesong Li, Bingzhao Gao, Hong Chen
Abstract A novel torque-coupling architecture for hybrid electric vehicles is proposed. The torque-coupling device is based on automated manual transmission (AMT), which is highly efficient and provides six gears for the engine and three gears for each motor to enable the engine and the motors to work at high-efficiency levels in most cases. The proposed power-shift AMT (P-AMT) does not have a hydraulic torque converter and wet clutches, which dampen the driveline shock. Thus, the drivability control of the P-AMT becomes a challenging issue. Accurate engine, motor model and transmission model have been built and the dynamic control of the gear shift process of PAMT in hybrid mode is simulated. The electric motors compensate for the traction loss during the gear shift of the engine.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1144
Syeda Faria Mahmud, Shahjada A. Pahlovy, Masamitsu Kubota, Makoto Ogawa, Norio Takakura
Abstract Drag torque reduction is one of the key targets to improve the efficiency of transmission. Drag torque is generated by the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) that is circulated in the gap between the friction disks and separator plates for cooling purpose. Due to the relative motion between the friction disks and separator plates in disengaged mode, a shear stress is developed on the disks’ wall which gives rise to drag loss. The most conventional technique to suppress the drag loss is to cut grooves on the friction disk to facilitate smooth and faster discharge of the ATF. The shape of the grooves also plays a substantial role on the drag torque characteristics. Previously, we presented a simplified simulation model to predict the drag torque behavior of different grooves. However, the simplified model doesn’t include the oil inflow and outflow behavior from the oil inlet and outlet holes respectively.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1139
Yong Liu, Biao Ma, Binjie Xu, Zhifen Miao
Abstract Within the hydraulic shifting circuit of power-shift steering transmission, the performance of filter is generally characterized by the theoretical filtration ratio. However in practical work, the actual filtration ratio is far less than the theoretical ratio. On the basis of investigation on the structural characteristics, the oil flowing distribution and the filter mechanisms, the re-filtering rate ω and recontaminative rate θ are defined to simulate the actual filtering process. Therefore, the dynamic filtration ratio is modelled and simulated in MATLAB/Simulink to investigate that how the filtering rate ω and θ influence the dynamic filtration ratio and the deviation between the dynamic ratio and theoretical ratio. Afterwards, the variation of dynamic filtration ratio is tested through a filtration experiment under the circumstances of various flow rate, temperature and pressure.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1177
Aditya Dhand, Keith Pullen
Abstract There are different types of energy storage devices which are used in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles. Batteries, ultra capacitors and high speed flywheels are the most commonly used ones. While batteries and supercapacitors store energy in the form of electric energy, the flywheel (FW) is the only device that keeps the energy stored in the original form of mechanical energy the same as the moving vehicle. The flywheel needs to be coupled to the driveshaft of the vehicle in a manner which allows it to vary its speed independently of the moving vehicle in order to vary its energy content. In other words a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is needed. The common mechanical variators used in automotive applications, namely the rolling traction drives and the belt drives, have the disadvantage that their speed ratio range defined as the maximum to minimum speed ratio is generally not sufficient for flywheel energy storage system (FESS).
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1061
Guiping Yue, Wenbo Niu, Jian Zhao, Dandan Kong, Yun Li, Hangsheng Hou
Abstract Gear whine noise impacts customer perception of vehicle interior quietness in general and sound quality in particular. It has been a frequently occurred annoying phenomenon during vehicle development and much discussed topic regarding transmission NVH refinement in automotive industry. This work pertains to a transmission gear whine issue encountered in prototype evaluations during a vehicle program development process. The effort centers itself on the optimization of transmission gear macroscopic and microscopic parameters to fix the issue which is deemed unacceptable for customers. Specifically, by using multi-body dynamics approach, this work carries out a transmission system whine noise simulation based on optimal gear macro parameter selection and micro tooth flank modification. The obtained results show that the proposed design changes could successfully resolve the issue, which is verified by subsequent test measurement and confirmed by subjective evaluations.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1092
Gabriela Achtenova, Jiri Pakosta
Abstract In the laboratories of CTU in Prague, an inertia test stand was recently built for endurance tests of the internal shift mechanisms of passenger cars. With regard to the instrumentation of the stand, it can be used also for determination of lost power of the not-loaded transmission. In this paper we present the values for the no-load losses measured during different conditions (temperature, shifted speed, speed of rotation) on the automotive mechanical gearbox for the transversal disposition of the drivetrain. For the further usage of the measured values is important to determine the proportion of the different sources of losses. We are mainly interested to identify the proportion of the churning losses and losses in the sealing, since these two losses remain the same, whatever the load of the gearbox will be. The losses of bearings on input and secondary shaft were calculated with the tool available from SKF.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1093
Takao Ohki, Tomoyasu Wada, Tomoyuki Kano, Tomoyoshi Ishimaru, Hideya Osawa
Abstract In recent years, awareness of environmental problems has increased on a global scale, and the development of low fuel consumption technologies has become more and more important in commercial vehicles, as it has been in passenger vehicles. A new 6-speed manual transmission was developed with direct-drive double-overdrive to contribute to the fuel economy performance and engine power of commercial vehicles through gear ratio optimization.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1094
Fang Liao, Weimin Gao, Yan Gu, Fei Kang, Yinan Li, Cheng Wang
Abstract Generally, the gear rattle noise prediction models are composed of the mass and stiffness elements. The proposals are about the gear inertia or backlash and the shaft inertia or stiffness, but there are many detailed designs in the same inertia, stiffness or backlash conditions. Therefore, these proposals can’t guide detailed designs. These models only investigate the rattle in the rotating degree, and ignore rattle contribution in the radical and axial directions. Those prediction models only consider one or several factors which affect the rattle noise performance. It is difficult to predict the influence of individual factor and multi-factors coupling on the gear rattle noise in a rattle simulation model.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1081
Jonathan Harrison, Rodrigo Aihara, Fabian Eisele
Abstract Engine and transmission oil systems are commonly pressurized by gerotor style pumps, due to their simplistic design and low cost. Gerotor pumps are designed with certain tolerances of the gears and housing, thus creating a tradeoff of lower cost with larger tolerances and higher cost with smaller tolerances. By building a detailed gerotor pump model with a 1D hydraulic flow network, engineers can evaluate pump performance with these tolerances as input and compare to find the optimal design. This paper showcases the ease of building a gerotor model in 1D by using an automated process extracting the key model inputs directly from the pump CAD file. The gerotor pump performance is predicted including flow rate, total power loss, volumetric efficiency, and total efficiency vs. pump speed, pressure rise, clearance tolerances, and temperature, and compared with experiment.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1107
Jing Yuan
Abstract The belt clutching CVT drive has been developed for the scooter application. It utilizes the belt as a clutching mechanism instead of the traditional centrifugal clutch that is commonly employed in conjunction with the driven clutch of the drive train. By eliminating the centrifugal clutch, 48% mass reduction of the driven clutch has been achieved as well as cost saving. By placing the belt clutching directly at the engine crankshaft, fast throttle response and better vehicle acceleration/deceleration have been attained. The belt clutching mechanism demands a better performance belt to withstand the additional clutching induced wear and tear. The newly developed carbon cord belt, G Force™ C12, meets the challenge. The common edge cord pull-out failure mode is eliminated, and the overall wear is improved. An analytical program PTWork has been developed and proven to be instrumental in integrating CVT clutch hardware with the CVT belt.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1111
Ankur Sharma, Harish Kumar Gangwar, Dipak Dabhole, S.B. Pathak, VIvek Dwivedi, Amit Nigam
Abstract The AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) has attracted increasing interest of automotive researches, because it has some advantages of both MT (Manual Transmission) and AT (Automatic Transmission), such as low cost, high efficiency, easy to use and good comfort. The hill-start assistance is an important feature of AMT. The vehicle will move backward, start with jerk, or cause engine stalling if failed on the slope road. For manual transmission, hill-start depends on the driver's skills to coordinate with the brake, clutch and throttle pedal to achieve a smooth start. However, with the AMT, clutch pedal is removed and therefore, driver can’t perceive the clutch position, making it difficult to hill-start with AMT without hill-start control strategy. This paper discussed about the hill start control strategy and its functioning.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1110
Toshinari Sano, Masashi Inoue, Fumihiro Itoigawa
Abstract This report proposes a method of improving the temperature prediction model for traction drive contact portion in order to improve prediction accuracy of the maximum traction coefficient, and then describes verification of this method. In our previous report, a method of estimating the maximum traction coefficient by expressing conditions inside the contact ellipse using a simple combination of viscosity and plasticity was proposed. For the rise in oil film temperature, a calculation model is used that considers maximum temperature to be the typical value. Furthermore, a thin film temperature sensor technology was developed to directly measure the temperature of traction contact of a four-roller experimental apparatus and a variator in an actual transmission, and its validity was confirmed.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1095
Susumu Hanyu
Abstract Weight reduction and high transmission efficiency demands are getting heavier to manual transmission (MT) for vehicle driving and fuel economy performance. Also comfortable shift feeling and low gear noise level are continuously required by customer because those sensitivity performances are directly recognized by driver which can determine the transmission's merchantability. Newly developed high torque capacity MT is based on serial transmission BG6 which is adopted into a lot of customer' vehicle. This new MT is weight reduced, shift feeling and gear noise performance are highly improved that keeps strong competitiveness in the future. Concerning shift feeling, its smoothness, force balance and cross shift performance are improved and optimized. Also for low gear noise performance, it was reduced to the level which can have advantage to competitor and highly comfortable for passenger vehicle. Those improvement technologies are reported as follows.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1096
Chun Hui, Yang Wang
Abstract Several factors including internal factors which are related to the structure and components of transmission and external factors which are related to the running condition influence transmission efficiency (TE) collectively. Selected one manual transmission as the research object, this paper mainly analyzes factors including gears and bearings power loss through theoretical calculation and the external factors, such as gears, temperature and torque. Firstly, with a methodology, the overall efficiency of the manual transmission is calculated based on factors. Then, this paper discusses efficiency through external factor. This transmission is experimented on transmission test bench. On the bench, the driving motor (DM) simulates the power input of engine and the load motor (LM) simulates the whole resistance of vehicle. The mechanical transmission is operating in different speeds, torques and work temperature, thus the corresponding data are obtained.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1103
Andrei Keller, Sergei Viktorovich Alyukov
Abstract The main indicators for mobility of a multipurpose wheeled vehicle are the maximum and average technical velocity (it is defined as the distance traveled divided by the time elapsed), and they are mainly determined by power-to-weight ratio and the parameters of the suspension. As our analysis shows, with the increase of the power-to-weight ratio of the vehicle and its weight, the growth rate of the velocity is reduced, and after reaching a certain value, the velocity remains almost constant. This is due to the fact that for operating conditions of the multi-purpose wheeled vehicle, movement on roads with different degrees of uneven distribution of the rolling resistance and adhesion, in both transverse and longitudinal directions, is typical.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1100
Andrei Keller, Sergei Aliukov, Vladislav Anchukov, Stanislav Ushnurcev
Abstract The main indicators for mobility of a multipurpose wheeled vehicle are the maximum and average technical velocity (it is defined as the distance traveled divided by the time elapsed), and they are mainly determined by power-to-weight ratio and the parameters of the suspension. As our analysis shows, with the increase of the power-toweight ratio of the vehicle and its weight, the growth rate of the velocity is reduced, and after reaching a certain value, the velocity remains almost constant. This is due to the fact that for operating conditions of the multi-purpose wheeled vehicle, movement on roads with different degrees of uneven distribution of the rolling resistance and adhesion, in both transverse and longitudinal directions, is typical.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1127
Enrico Galvagno, Guido Ricardo Guercioni, Alessandro Vigliani
Abstract This paper presents a methodology for the assessment of the NVH (noise vibration and harshness) performance of Dual Clutch Transmissions (DCTs) depending on some transmission design parameters, e.g. torsional backlash in the synchronizers or clutch disc moment of inertia, during low speed maneuvers. A 21-DOFs nonlinear dynamic model of a C-segment passenger car equipped with a DCT is used to simulate the torsional behavior of the driveline and to estimate the forces at the bearings. The impacts between the teeth of two engaging components, e.g. gears and synchronizers, generate impulses in the forces, thus loading the bearings with force time-history characterized by rich frequency content. A broadband excitation is therefore applied to the gearbox case, generating noise and vibration issues.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1121
Fang Liao, Weimin Gao, Yan Gu, Fei Kang, Yinan Li, Cheng Wang
Abstract Noise signals of the driver’s right ear include those of engine, environment, chassis dynamometer, loaded gears and unloaded gears when they are recorded in full vehicle on chassis dynamometer in semi-anechoic room. Gear rattle noise signals of the driver’s right ear caused by unloaded gear pairs can’t be identified or quantified directly. To solve the problems, relative approaches are used to identify and quantify the gear rattle noise signals. Firstly, the rattle noise signals of the driver’s right ear are filtered by human ear characteristic functions and steady noise signals are extracted by regression and smoothing processes. The noise signals are regressed at 200ms interval in the hearing critical frequency bands and smoothed in the flanking frequencies. Then, the noise relative approaches are obtained by subtracting the steady noise signals from the filtered noise signals, which are the transient noise signals of the unloaded gear pairs inducing the rattle noise.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1220
Sinisa Jurkovic, Khwaja M. Rahman, Peter Savagian, Robert Dawsey
Abstract The Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) power-split transmission architecture utilizes two motors. One is an induction motor type while the other is a permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motor type referred to as motor A and motor B respectively. Bar-wound stator construction is utilized for both motors. Induction motor-A winding is connected in delta and PMAC motor-B winding is connected in wye. Overall, the choice of induction for motor A and permanent magnet for motor B is well supported by the choice of hybrid system architecture and the relative usage profiles of the machines. This selection criteria along with the design optimization of electric motors, their electrical and thermal performances, as well as the noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) performance are discussed in detail. It is absolutely crucial that high performance electric machines are coupled with high performance control algorithms to enable maximum system efficiency and performance.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1345
Chiranth Srinivasan, Darshak Joshi, Sujan Dhar, De Ming Wang
Abstract This paper details the capability of PumpLinx® and Simerics® in simulating both Steady-State (Multiple Reference Frame) and transient, three dimensional torque converter performance and predicting the coupling point in a closed torque converter system in automatic transmission. The focuses of the simulation are in predicting the performance characteristics of the torque converters at different turbine to impeller rotating speeds (speed ratios) for 7 different torque converter designs and determine the coupling point at 70°C temperature. The computational domain includes the complex 3D design of all the impeller, turbine and reactor blades, the path ways that the oil travels between the above three components and the leakage gaps between these components. The physics captured in the simulation include the turbulence in the flow field and the rigorous treatment of the Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) for the one-way free wheel reactor in predicting coupling point.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1358
Jerry Lai, Youssef Ziada, Juhchin Yang
Abstract During the planetary gear assembly, staking is a widely-used method for affixing pinion shafts onto the position. A reliable staking process not only prevents the movement of shaft during transmission operation, but also minimizes the distortion of the assembly due to the staking process. The quality of staking operations is determined by the component designs, the process parameters, and the staking tool geometry. It would be extremely time-consuming and tedious to evaluate these factors empirically; not even mention the requirement of prototypes in the early stage of a new program. A Finite Element methodology is developed to simulate the complete staking process including shaft press in, staking, and after staking tool release. The critical process parameters, such as staking force, staking length, shaft and holes interference amount, etc., are then evaluated systematically.
2016-04-05
Journal Article
2016-01-1353
Tomonori Suzuki, Tsutomu Mani, Kenichi Tsuchida, Masamichi Yamaguchi
Abstract The method that enables a Simulink model to execute parallel computation by using GPGPU technology is introduced. The GPGPU, General-purpose computing on graphics processing units, is a technology to accelerate program by using graphic card instead of CPU computation. This method was developed to reduce the time to detect failure mode of automatic transmission’s valve body. The valve body is the major part of automatic transmission. It is extremely important to confirm the functional safety of automatic transmission in the case that any parts of valve body failed. We have developed Simulink-based valve body failure mode simulator, and made a considerable contribution for this work. However, the number of failure mode is increasing recently. Therefore, we made the simulator to compute at a high-speed using GPGPU technology. We have sharply reduced the computation time and strengthened the computing ability to support the detection for an increasing amount of failure modes.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0089
Mohamed Samy Barakat, Mohamed Abdelaziz
Abstract This Application is using Multilayer Perceptron Algorithm to predict the shifting gear timing based on throttle percentage, vehicle velocity, time history and engine speed, in order to enhance the fuel efficiency, shifting time, power loss and driver’s comfort during shifting. The model makes no assumptions about how transmission performance aspects like gears slipping time or the existence of distinct environments like high temperature affects the power train system performance. Instead, the model can learn to model any type of distortion or additive noise in the sensor data; induced in the CAN protocol, through sufficient training data characterization. The network will be implemented on an AMESim model to characterize the operating temperatures and optimize the gearbox design to work with an optimal temperature and advance to this temperature during operation.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0623
Gopal Athani, Kapil Dongare, Srinivasa Gavarraju
Abstract Micro and Mild Hybrid Systems is a bracket term, which covers functions like Engine Stop/Start (ESS), Intelligent Alternator Control (IAC), and many others, which collectively aim at optimizing the fuel consumption by preventing the wasteful running of the engine. Engine Stop/Start system is the prominent part of the Micro/Mild hybrid systems and is the most significant contributor while reducing the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In the previous work of the Authors, various issues related to ESS were discussed in detail. ESS is not so popular among the customers, due to the complexities of the system operation and poor integration of the system design with the customer behavior. In addition, due to various functional safety conditions, and the traffic conditions, the actual benefits of ESS are negatively impacted. Therefore, it becomes necessary to have a different approach to the design of the systems like ESS.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1386
Miho Kumagai, Masaki Otomori, Takanori Ide, Takayuki Yamada, Kazuhiro Izui, Shinji Nishiwaki
Abstract This paper presents a study on a design methodology for lightweight automatic transmission parts for vehicles. To improve fuel economy of the vehicle, weight reduction is a primary issue when designing automobile parts. Topology optimization, a particularly flexible type of structural optimization method, is an effective tool for developing lightweight designs. However, topology optimization methods available in most commercial software often provide optimization results that include grayscale areas, which cause the designs to be impractical from an engineering and manufacturing standpoint. To overcome this difficulty, we apply a level set-based topology optimization method that yields clear optimal configurations and therefore facilitates further improvement of the product design by engineers. In addition, we consider the imposition of a uniform cross-section constraint to improve the manufacturability of the obtained optimization results.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1378
Takanori Ide, Kentaro Toda, Yasunori Futamura, Tetsuya Sakurai
Abstract Efficient method to solve large-scale eigenvalue problem in vibration is presented. NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) performance is an important quality measure of vehicles. Therefore, the reduction of vibration is one of the key considerations of new automatic transmission design. In addition, reduction of product design time is another important requirement. Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) is becoming a more important methodology to reduce product design time. However, computational time of eigenvalue problem takes long. We propose parallel eigenvalue computation (Sakurai-Sugiura method) for large-scale eigenvalue problems. This method has a good parallel scalability according to a hierarchical structure of the method. As the demonstrative problem, we consider large-scale computation of eigenvalue problem for AISIN AW FWD automatic transmission.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1294
Jonggyu Kim, Pyoung Beom Kim, YoungChan Lee, Sunghee Jung, Byeong-Ug Choi
Abstract This study presents the NVH characteristics of a passenger vehicle with a three-cylinder engine and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and an optimization procedure to achieve balance between fuel economy and NVH. The goal of this study is to improve fuel economy by extending the lock-up area of the damper clutch at low vehicle speed and to minimize booming noise and body vibration caused by the direct connection of the engine and transmission. Resonance characteristics of the chassis systems and driveline have been studied and optimized by the experiment. NVH behavior of the vehicle body structure is investigated and modifications for refinement of booming and body vibration are proposed by simulation using MSC NASTRAN. Calibration parameters for CVT control are optimized for fuel economy and NVH.
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