Active damping of transient vibration in dual clutch transmission equipped powertrains: A comparison of conventional and hybrid electric vehicles

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Mechanism and Machine Theory, 2014, 77 pp. 1 - 12
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the active damping of automotive powertrains for the suppression of gear shift related transient vibrations. Conventionally, powertrain vibration is usually suppressed passively through the application of torsional dampers in dual clutch transmissions (DCT) and torque converters in planetary automatic transmissions (AT). This paper presents an approach for active suppression of transient responses utilising only the current sensors available in the powertrain. An active control strategy for manipulating engine or electric machine output torque post gear change via a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is developed and implemented. Whilst conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) powertrains require manipulation of the engine throttle, for HEV powertrains the electric machine (EM) output torque is controlled to rapidly suppress powertrain transients. Simulations for both conventional internal combustion engine and parallel hybrid vehicles are performed to evaluate the proposed strategy. Results show that while both the conventional and hybrid powertrains are both capable of successfully suppressing undesirable transients, the EM is more successful in achieving vibration suppression. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
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