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Automatic control of clutches and simulations for parallel hybrid vehicles

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This paper is a continuation of a previous paper titled “Modeling and Model Predictive Control for Hybrid Vehicle” published on IJAT/2011 describing a mathematical model and design for a model predictive controller for tracking speeds and simulations. The present paper further describes a fuzzy logic controller for the smooth and quick engagement of an automatic clutch. The described controller uses both fuzzy logic and slip control algorithms to enable automatic clutch engagement. Clutch engagement and comprehensive simulations for the hybrid vehicle are conducted in MATLAB R2009s. The research described herein offers theoretical solutions for how to better control clutch slip and engagement within realistic parameters used for hybrid vehicles. Algorithms and operations of this fuzzy logic controller can be implemented in electronic control units for automatic clutch engagements and gear-shifting processes.

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Minh, V.T., Rashid, A.A. Automatic control of clutches and simulations for parallel hybrid vehicles. Int.J Automot. Technol. 13, 645–651 (2012).

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