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Transmission Gear Whine Control by Multi-Objective Optimization and Modification Design

Transmission gear whine noise is one of the main noise problems in powertrain NVH, which is caused by dynamic meshing force of gear pairs, it acts as transmission error. Due to the coupling effects of transmission gears, shaft, bearings and housing, it needs comprehensive management from many aspects to solve the problem of gear whine noise. Aiming at gear whine noise of a 4-speed AMT used in electric bus, the main noise sources is identified by using the order tracking analysis approach firstly. Secondly, gear misalignment and contributions of system deformation to the misalignment is analyzed by means of simulation tools, and the factor is taken into account in the subsequent gear modification design. At last, based on the improved Smith slice method, the calculation model of transmission error of helical gears is established.
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Fuzzy PID Based Optimization of Starting Control for AMT Clutch of Heavy-duty Trucks

Starting control has become a troublesome issue in the developing field of the control system for heavy-duty trucks, due to the complexity of vehicle driving and the variability of driver's intention. The too fast clutch engagement may result in serious impact, influence on the comfort and fatigue life, and even the engine flameout, while the too slow clutch engagement may lead to long time of friction, the increased temperature, and accelerated wear of friction pair, as well as influence on the power performance and fatigue life[1]. Therefore, the key technique of starting control is clutch engagement control, for which the fuzzy PID based optimization of starting control for AMT clutch is proposed, with the pneumatic AMT clutch of heavy-duty trucks as the research object.
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Starting Quality Assessment and Optimization for Automated Manual Transmission

A good starting quality for AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) vehicles means that the vehicle is started quickly and smoothly on the premise of protecting powertrain system. The starting quality is closely related to the vehicle ride comfort and the service life of powertrain system. In order to improve the starting quality, a good idea is evaluating the starting process firstly and then optimizing the control strategy. However this method has two problems to be solved. The first one is how to define a series of objective criterions to judge the starting quality, and the other is how to select a suitable algorithm to optimize the starting control. This paper focuses on the starting quality assessment and optimization of AMT vehicles. First, the assessment criterions for starting quality are defined in detail from the control point of view and a corresponding assessment system is created.
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Shift Quality Optimization Based on Assessment System for Dual Clutch Transmission

The shift quality is one of the most important factors that affect the vehicle performances of comfort, ride and drivability for vehicles equipped with dual clutch transmission (DCT). Assessing the shift quality first and then optimizing shift control strategy and algorithm by the guidance of assessment results to improve the vehicle performance is a useful idea for the development of DCT and other types of automatic transmissions. This paper defines the shift quality assessment criteria in detail for DCT from the control point of view. A shift quality assessment system and a DCT vehicle model used for validation of assessment system are built with MATLAB/Simulink tools. Through the co-simulation of DCT vehicle model and assessment system, the shift quality control objectives, namely the expected control range of each assessment criterion, are determined, which provide reference and guidance for the optimization of DCT shift control.
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Optimization of DCT Power-On Upshift Control Strategy Based on PSO Algorithm

This investigation presents a methodology to develop and optimize shift process control strategy to improve shift quality as perceived by drivers during power-on upshift events for Dual Cultch Transmission (DCT) vehicles. As part of the first study, the main factors affecting shift quality during shifting process under typical working conditions are analyzed. And taking the power-on upshift as example, dynamic model of DCT shifting process is build. An Integrated control strategy is proposed for power-on upshift, which during torque phase slipping revolving speed controller is adapted to harmonically control two clutches power switching process, and during Inertial phase engine torque is regulated to synchronize with the value of target gear while holding the oncoming clutch pressure. Oncoming clutch oil pressure gradient in torque phase and engine torque reducing target decrement in inertial phase are chosen as controlled quantity.
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Combined Control Strategy for Engine Rotate Speed in the Shift Process of Automated Mechanical Transmission

For the purpose of lessening fuel consumption, engine noise, shift jerk and clutch friction work in the shift process of Automatic Mechanical Transmission (AMT), a fuzzy-bang bang dual mode control strategy for engine rotate speed is put forward in this paper, which takes the advantages of time optimal control and fuzzy control. The combined control strategy is applied to the shift process control of AMT test minibus named SC6350 and proved to be successful by the experimental results.