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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014, Article ID 618587, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/618587
Research Article

Shifting Control Algorithm for a Single-Axle Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Bus Equipped with EMT

Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Automobile Parts, School of Automotive Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China

Received 23 September 2014; Accepted 24 November 2014; Published 21 December 2014

Academic Editor: Muhammad Naveed Iqbal

Copyright © 2014 Yunyun Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Combining the characteristics of motor with fast response speed, an electric-drive automated mechanical transmission (EMT) is proposed as a novel type of transmission in this paper. Replacing the friction synchronization shifting of automated manual transmission (AMT) in HEVs, the EMT can achieve active synchronization of speed shifting. The dynamic model of a single-axle parallel PHEV equipped with the EMT is built up, and the dynamic properties of the gearshift process are also described. In addition, the control algorithm is developed to improve the shifting quality of the PHEV equipped with the EMT in all its evaluation indexes. The key techniques of changing the driving force gradient in preshifting and shifting compensation phases as well as of predicting the meshing speed in the gear meshing phase are also proposed. Results of simulation, bench test, and real road test demonstrate that the proposed control algorithm can reduce the gearshift jerk and the power interruption time noticeably.