Design Automation of Complex Hydromechanical Transmissions
2013 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis proposes an automated methodology for the design of complex multiple-mode hydromechanical transmissions. High fuel prices and strict emission regulations are today drivers of the development of new fuel-efficient drive transmissions for construction machinery. Hydromechanical transmissions have high energy efficiency and a wide torque/speed conversion range. They are today strong candidates to replace the fuel-thirsty torque converters conventionally used in heavy construction machines. The trend towards more complex transmission architectures increases the need for more sophisticated product development methods. Complex multiple-mode transmissions are difficult to design and prototype and can be realised in a great number of different architectures. This increases the need for reliable concept evaluation in early design stages. The design of the transmission is also strongly coupled to its energy consumption and for a fair comparison between transmission concepts optimal designs are necessary.
Design automation and optimisation with detailed simulation models can support the industrial engineer in the design task and increase the available knowledge early in the design process. The proposed methodology uses simulation-based optimisation to design the transmission for a specific vehicle application. Various aspects of the transmission’s characteristics may be targeted, although energy efficiency is in great focus in this work. To evaluate the energy efficiency, the transmission designs are simulated using backward-facing simulations with detailed power loss models. The methodology is applicable for designing the drive transmissions of construction machines and other mobile working vehicles such as agricultural machines, forest machines and mobile mining equipment.
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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. , 70 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1620
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99382DOI: 10.3384/lic.diva-99382Local ID: LIU-TEK-LIC-2013:54ISBN: 978-91-7519-504-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-99382DiVA: diva2:656799
2013-10-25, ACAS, A-huset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Tikkanen, Seppo, Professor
Krus, Petter, Professor
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