[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102751]
Researchers Prof Nong Zhang; Dr Paul Walker
Brief description This project studies a newly proposed clutchless power-shifting transmission (CPT) for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. It will design new methods and actuators for power-on gear change to realise the best possible performance of the CPT, and through simulation and experimentation evaluate the system performance and response under both steady state and transient conditions. The proposed transmission will significantly reduce the efficiency losses present in modern vehicles and establish new techniques for achieving gear and mode changes that do not rely on friction clutches. These novel technologies will provide new direction for developing the next generation of very high efficiency automotive powertrain technologies.
Funding Amount 310700
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects