The Empact CVT: modeling, simulation and experiments

T.W.G.L. Klaassen, B. Bonsen, K.G.O. Meerakker, van de, B.G. Vroemen, P.A. Veenhuizen, F.E. Veldpaus, M. Steinbuch

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This paper shows the implementation of a simulation model for newelectromechanically actuated metal V-belt type continuously variabletransmission (CVT), referred to as the Empact CVT. An analysis ofthe dynamics of the actuation system and of the driveline shows thatthe eigenfrequencies of the system depend on both the CVT ratio andthe slip in the variator. An accurate variator model is required to incorporateall characteristic dynamics. The implemented variator modelis an explicit formulation of a model which gives an estimation of thetension forces and compression forces in the pushbelt. The simulationmodel also includes slip, shifting losses based on transient variator modelsand friction. Simulations are compared to measurements, showinggood results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-296
JournalModeling, Identification and Control
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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