Real-Time Hydro-Mechanical Transmission System Simulations for Model-Guided Assessment of Complex Shift Sequence
Model-guided development of drivetrain control and calibration is a key enabler of robust and efficient vehicle design process. A number of CAE tools are available today for modeling hydro-mechanical systems. Automatic transmission behaviors are well understood to effectively tune the model parameters for targeted applications. Drivetrain models provide physical insight for understanding the effects of component interactions on system behaviors. They are also widely used in HIL/SIL environments to debug control strategies. Nonetheless, it is still a challenge to predict shift quality, especially during a sequence of multiple events, with enough accuracy to support model-guided control design and calibration. The inclusion of hydraulic circuits in simulation models often results in challenges for numerical simulation.