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Dynamic Modelling and Gear Shift Simulation of Powertrains with Dual Clutch Transmissions

Funding: 2007: $100,000
2008: $115,000
2009: $100,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
NT Consulting International Pty Ltd

Start year: 2007

Summary: This project aims to develop dynamic models and algorithms for regulating dual clutch transmissions to achieve optimum performance. Competing requirements such as durability, fuel efficiency and smooth gear shifting will be reconciled through experimentally validated analysis and simulation of the integrated powertrain. Model based algorithms will be developed for torque and state estimation, clutch and synchroniser actuations, and closed-loop gear shift control. This research will be instrumental for successful commercialisation of the new transmission technology featuring low cost and improved fuel consumption, and will potentially deliver billions of dollars to the economy and great environmental benefits to the community.'',


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Keywords: Powertrain dynamics, Vehicle noise and vibration, Vehicle transmission, Torsional vibration, hydraulic actuators, Powertrain testing,

FOR Codes: Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Transport, Automotive equipment, Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified, Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified, Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport, Transport energy efficiency