Browse Publications Technical Papers 2010-36-0325
2010-10-06

Simulating and Correlation of Vehicle Startability on Grade Maneuvers 2010-36-0325

The behavior knowledge of the vehicle on uphill maneuvers - startability on grade, is an important metric for sizing powertrain components, such as the engine torque, clutch, first and reverse gear ratios, final drive and tire sizes. During the uphill maneuver, all components of the powertrain are subject to efforts that determine the vehicle performance in this condition. The analysis of this maneuver, for a front-wheel-drive vehicle, is evaluated in this article, through a correlation of a computer program developed in Matlab-Simulink, with experimental measurements performed on the vehicle at the track, becoming an important tool for analysis of passenger vehicles subject to these conditions present on Brazilian streets.

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