CVT Auto Cruise Ratio Control Using Adaptive Sliding Mode Control 2013-01-0075
Cruise control is one of the most critical issues that manufacturers concern about. But last many researches just focused on engine side control with general step transmission. Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) can cover a wide range of ratios continuously. This makes it possible to operate a combustion engine in more efficient working points than stepped transmission. With this merit, fuel optimal cruise control by CVT ratio control is possible with precise longitudinal dynamic model.
Estimation of longitudinal load such as road slope and rolling resistance is essential for precise cruise control of automotive vehicle. In this paper, using model based road slope estimation method with gravity sensor, precise longitudinal dynamic model of automotive vehicle is presented. Real-time adaptive algorithm is also implemented for detecting external driving condition change and compensating bias of g-sensor.
For fuel optimal auto-cruise control of CVT, the CVT ratio controller is designed for spark ignited engine to tracked best optimal operation line and for vehicle to maintain constant vehicle speed. For two control objectives and nonlinear longitudinal powertrain model of CVT, adaptive sliding mode control method is used. The stability and performance of controller are verified by numerical analysis and simulation result.