A condensed dynamic model of a heavy-duty truck for optimization of the powertrain mounting system considering the chassis frame flexibility

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Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2020, 234, (10-11), pp. 2602-2617
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© IMechE 2020. The existing powertrain mounting models of the heavy-duty truck for optimizing the mounts parameters cannot well describe the deformation of the chassis frame. To overcome this disadvantage, a new full vehicle model is proposed which embraces the view of system modeling and includes the frame flexibility. The model can achieve optimal parameters of the Powertrain Mounting System for isolating the vibration transmitted from the powertrain to the chassis. A model reduction technique, improved reduced system, is used to obtain a reduced model of the frame to represent its original large-scale finite element analysis model for the accessibility of time-efficient solutions of the model. The reduced frame model is integrated with the powertrain mounting and suspension model to form the full dynamic model of the vehicle. The accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed model are evaluated by its original vehicle model built in software ADAMS and an existing rigid model with rigid foundation. A hybrid model optimization strategy is also presented to tune the dynamic parameters of the powertrain mounts using the developed coupling model. The simulation results show that the proposed coupling model has better representation of the dynamic characteristics of the real vehicle system, and the presented hybrid model optimization strategy can obtain better optimization results compared with the existing rigid model with rigid foundation. In addition, the application of the proposed model can also be extended to the vibration control and the structural fatigue prediction.
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