Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-0940

Design and Implementation of a Dual Mode Speed Loop Controller for a Dynamometer-based Vehicle Simulation System 1999-01-0940

The work described in this paper was carried out on a specialist engine dynamometer which allows accurate simulation of in-vehicle conditions. This is achieved by the use of a clutch between the engine and dynamometer which allows realistic simulation of gearchanges. The presence of a clutch means that the dynamometer has two distinct modes of operation, corresponding to a engaged or disengaged clutch. This paper describes the design of a speed control scheme, providing bumpless transfer between two controllers, which has been developed to satisfy the differing control requirements of disengaged and engaged operation. Brief discussion of the controllers and bumpless transfer scheme is followed by presentation of test results. Finally, the performance of this scheme is compared with that of an existing hardware controller.


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