Transmission clutch fill control using a customized dynamic programming method

Xingyong Song, Mohd Azrin Mohd Zulkefli, Zongxuan Sun, Hsu Chiang Miao

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Abstract

Clutch fill control is critical for automotive transmission performance and fuel economy, including both automatic and hybrid transmissions. The traditional approach, by which the clutch fill pressure command is manually calibrated, has a couple of limitations. First, the pressure profile is not optimized to reduce the peak clutch fill flow demand. Moreover, it is not systematically designed to account for uncertainties in the system, such as variations of solenoid valve time delay and parameters of the clutch assembly. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to evaluate the clutch fill dynamics and synthesize the optimal pressure profile. First, a clutch fill dynamic model is constructed and analyzed. Second, the applicability of the conventional numerical Dynamic Programming (DP) algorithm to the clutch fill control problem is explored and shown to be ineffective. Thus we developed a new customized DP method to obtain the optimal and robust pressure profile subject to specified constraints. After a series of simulations and case studies, the new customized DP approach is demonstrated to be effective, efficient, and robust for solving the clutch fill optimal control problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2008
Pages1199-1206
Number of pages8
EditionPART B
StatePublished - Oct 19 2009
Event2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2008 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 22 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2008
NumberPART B

Other

Other2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, MI
Period10/20/0810/22/08

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