The Potential for Simulation of Driveability of CVT Vehicles 2000-01-0830
This paper introduces the work ongoing at the University of Bath in a series of projects aimed at characterising the driveability of CVT equipped vehicles and using the findings to help develop a strategy for a prototype powertrain controller during transient driving situations. Results of the driveability investigation of a first project in this series have already been published , where the driveability of three CVT vehicles was appraised. A follow-up project extends this work appraising more CVT vehicles and also comparing driveability aspects of CVT transmissions to conventional AT. The paper relates the common experimental part of the two projects showing linked results and describing how a simulation program can be used to predict and improve the driveability of the powertrain controller.