Development of control strategy for optimal control of a continuously variable transmission operating in combination with a throttle controlled engine 2005-32-0007
This paper discusses the development of a control strategy, for a CVT that operates in combination with a mechanically throttle controlled engine, for optimal performance of the powertrain in terms of fuel economy, emissions and driveability. A concept design of an electronically controlled CVT for a quadricycle application is conceived. A lumped mass simulation model of the concept vehicle along with the powertrain was created in MATLab/Simulink. An optimal control strategy is developed and implemented in the simulation model to predict the performance and compare with that of the manual transmission.
Mohan Gangadurai, B. Sreekumar,, Harikrishnan Nagarajan
TVS Motor Company Ltd.
Small Engine Technology Conference & Exposition