A Modular Approach to Powertrain Modeling and Shift Quality Analysis
A library of macro modules has been written that represent elements common to powertrains of off-highway equipment with diesel powerplants and powershift transmissions. This library allows users to easily and quickly develop complex models of a wide range of vehicle and transmission configurations. These simulation models can be used to evaluate dynamic loadings on the powertrain components, evaluate shift quality, develop control systems and address other powertrain dynamic problems. The library makes use of EASY5 simulation language features to effectively handle such drivetrain nonlinearities as backlash, coulomb friction and hard stops.