Host: The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Name : The Ninth International Conference on Modeling and Diagnostics for Advanced
Date : July 25, 2017 - July 28, 2017
By front-loading of the conventional vehicle testing to engine test bench or even further forward to off-line simulations, it is possible to assess a comprehensive variation of powertrain design parameters and testing maneuvers in the early development stages. This entails a substantial cost reduction compared to physical vehicle testing, and hence an optimization of the modern powertrain development process. This approach is often referred to as Road-to-Rig-to-Desktop (R2R2D). To demonstrate the potential of this R2R2D methodology as a seamless development process, a crankangle resolved real-time engine model for a turbocharged gasoline engine was built with the simulation tool GT-Power®. The model was calibrated with measurement data from an engine test bench and integrated into a vehicle co-simulation, which also includes a dual clutch transmission, the chassis, the environment and the automated driver. The most relevant functions of the engine and the transmission control systems were implemented in a Simulink®-based software control unit. To verify the engine model in the transient vehicle simulation, two 900 s time windows from a 2 hours Real Driving Emission (RDE) test, representing urban and motorway conditions, are simulated using the developed co-simulation platform. The simulation results are compared with the respective vehicle measurement data. The fuel consumption deviation caused by the combustion engine model is within 5 %. The system transient behavior and the dominant engine operation points could be predicted with a satisfying accuracy.