Geometrical optimization of parallel infinitely variable transmission to decrease vehicle fuel consumption

Delkhosh, M ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/15397734.2014.888314
  3. Abstract:
  4. One solution to reduce fuel consumption (FC) of vehicles is to use infinitely variable transmission (IVT) as the power train. However, inappropriate design of IVT leads to an inadequate decrease in the vehicle FC. Therefore, in order to reach a maximum fuel economy, an optimization on the power train proves to be necessary. The present article aims to optimize IVT to decrease the vehicle FC in a driving cycle. The results have revealed that the FC of the vehicle equipped with the optimized IVT is approximately 7% and 4.7% compared to the cases of using the optimized six-speed and nine-speed manual transmissions, respectively
  5. Keywords:
  6. Driving cycle ; Fuel consumption ; Full-toroidal ; Infinitely variable transmission ; Fuel economy ; Fuels ; Optimization ; Vehicles ; Continuously variable transmission ; Geometrical optimization ; Infinitely variable transmissions ; Manual transmissions ; Vehicle transmissions
  7. Source: Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines ; Vol. 42, Issue. 4 , 2014 , Pages 483-501 ; ISSN: 15397734
  8. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15397734.2014.888314?journalCode=lmbd20#.VdMU5301rcs