Stick-Slip Behavior of Torque Converter Clutch 2005-01-2456
The chief objective of this paper is to study the non-linear behavior of torque converter clutch within the context of an automotive drivetrain. An analytical procedure to determine the pure stick to stick-slip motions is developed based on the linear system analysis. This procedure can efficiently and accurately identify the frequency ranges where linear or non-linear studies are needed. Stick-slip behavior can be clearly observed as a result of the engine torque irregularity and nonlinear friction characteristics. In particular, the effect of the friction disc inertia is studied. Both analytical and numerical results show that this inertia significantly affects the system dynamics. Our predictions compare well with prior measurements on a passive vibration absorber experiment.