A Novel Gear Shifting Strategy for Dual Clutch Transmission System Using Reverse Engineering and Robust Design Technique
This article presents a novel gear shifting strategy for modified dual clutch transmission utilizing reverse engineering and robust design technique. The automotive gearbox with dual clutch type has been considered as the product case problem, here. New configurations of the product-systems, i.e. the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) are derived with architectural modification of the existing model. Change in torque distribution, the key element in power flow within a gearbox, and uniqueness in shifting strategy are the salient design features of the gleaned architectures. Reverse engineering and full factorial of robust design technique is utilized for design synthesis of different configurations of gearbox. It is demonstrated that that using available modeling techniques, i.e. reverse engineering and design synthesis, a general model can be used to develop new configurations. Design synthesis is used to address system operational problems and limitations and incorporated into derived architectures. Additionally, the proposed shifting strategy is considered to screen the feasible gearbox configurations.
KeywordsReverse Engineering Design Synthesis Robust Design Technique Dual Clutch Transmission Gearbox Architecture
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