Modeling of a Driveline System Using a Building Block Approach 1999-01-1762
A building-block method, often used for simulating automotive systems, is described in this paper for simulating a driveline system. In the method, a driveline supplier's design responsible components are modeled with explicit FE models. Model accuracy is verified by testing and correlating the components in a free-free condition. Non-design responsible components are modeled using lumped parameters and/or modal models. These components and the validated design responsible components are integrated into a system model and connected using simple lumped parameter connections. Correlation at the system level is performed by making adjustments to the connection parameters and to the parameters of the non-design responsible components. The resulting system model has been used to accurately predict operating responses in a driveline system.