Interactive Computer Simulation of Drivetrain Dynamics 850978
Computer simulations of vehicle dynamics can be a useful investigative tool in drive-ability and NVH studies. As the present work demonstrates, oscillations of the drive-train under steady-state and transient conditions are amenable to mathematical analysis, especially in the torsional mode. Simulations of such a system with a lock-up torque converter are shown with emphasis on tip-in response, transmissibility of engine firing pulsations and self-excited oscillations. In particular, the method of interactive simulation is shown to be an effective design-aid tool in the investigation of drivetrain vibrations.