Development of Actuator Control Strategy for DC Motor Controlled Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
Makarand S Kumbhar1, Dhananjay R. Panchagade2, Kapil Baidya3

1Mr Makarand S Kumbhar, PG Student, D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. Dhananjay R. Panchagade, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, D. Y. Patil college of Engineering, Akurdi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
3Mr. Kapil Baidya , Assistant General Manager , TATA MOTORS Ltd., India.

Manuscript received on 20 March 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 March 2014 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2014 | PP: 124-129 | Volume-3 Issue-1, March 2014 | Retrieval Number: A1026033114/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: An Actuator control strategy for Automated manual transmission (AMT) which uses electro mechanical Dc motor controlled linear actuators is presented in this paper. The actuator control strategy decides the operation of actuators to achieve the desired gear shift as per command of Transmission Control Unit (TCU). The gear shifting control strategy decides on which gear to be chosen whereas the actuator control strategy decides how to achieve the gear selection by controlling the actuators. The actuator control strategy for vehicle Startup and running conditions are described with the help of algorithms. The developed actuator control strategy was implemented in software in loop analysis by using Matlab / Simulink based AMT driveline model in vehicle simulator called ADVISOR. The simulation result evaluates the developed actuator control strategy in terms of improved efficiency as compared to manual transmission (MT) for same drive cycle.
Keywords: Actuator, Algorithm, AMT, Control strategy

Scope of the Article: Algorithm Engineering