An Object-Oriented Modular Simulation Model for Integrated Gasoline Engine and Automatic Transmission Control 1999-01-0750
In this paper a computer simulation model for control system design of gasoline engines with an automatic transmission is presented. A modular programming approach has been pursued, and MATLAB/SIMULINK has been utilized as a programming environment. Engine/transmission systems are analyzed in the object-oriented fashion. Thus, easy construction of various computer models by assembling various objects is possible. An object in this paper represents a physical part, an equation, or an algorithm. The top level in the powertrain model consists of three classes: an engine, a transmission, and a driveline. Each class is designed to perform by itself. The construction procedure of a typical powertrain model together with supplementary explanation is demonstrated. It is expected that the whole program and individual class constructed in this paper are useful for the automotive engineers who design a new engine/transmission system and/or modify an existing system.