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Validation of a Mechanical Drive with Individual Wheel Control

  • Danilo Engelmann
  • Stefan Herr
Cover Story Powertrain

Mobile-machine drivetrains are subject to high demands. In order to realize these requirements in the best possible way, KIT’s Institute of Mobile Machines and its corporate partners has investigated a torque splitter drive for mobile machines. The successful validation of the component is followed by a validation in context of possible machine types by means of MOBiL, which is an XiL method adapted to mobile machines.

Independent Wheel Control with Mechatronics

By definition, mobile machines are machines with the ability to perform a work and driving task. Both functions are driven by at least two drivetrains, each of which has significant power flows [1]. The design and shape of these drivetrains thus are defined by the particular machine and its intended purpose. The powertrains must interact with each other to fulfill the vehicle process task. The mere increase in efficiency, traction optimization, and the constant efforts to reduce losses and expand the functionalities of...



The authors would like to thank the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for funding the project based on a decision by the German Bundestag. Special thanks also go to ifm electronic GmbH for supporting the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danilo Engelmann
    • 1
  • Stefan Herr
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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