Optimization of Vehicle Powertrain Model Complexity for Different Driving Tasks
This master thesis has examined how the understanding of different driving tasks can be
used to develop a suitable powertrain model to be used in the SimIII simulator at VTI.
Studies performed in the simulator have been statistically analyzed using parameters commonly
used to describe driving patterns in drive cycles. It has been shown that the studies can be
divided into three driving tasks: "High constant velocity", "High velocity with evasive
maneuver", and "Mixed driving". Furthermore, a powertrain model from a former master thesis
has been further developed. The new model utilizes a 3D torque map that takes engine
speed, accelerator pedal position and gear as input. Using measurements, from the chassis
dynamometers laboratory at LiU, that resembles the derived driving tasks, it has been shown
that the performance of the new model has significantly increased for high velocity driving
and during maximum acceleration. However, when using the clutch at low speeds and gears
the model still performs poorly and needs further development.
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