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Top fuel dragster powertrain modelling

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posted on 24.05.2011 by Thomas C. Stone, Sebastian Visser, Matt Best
Here we consider the construction of a model in the matlab/simulink environment that describes the dynamic processes occurring within the driveline of a Top Fuel Dragster. Particular emphasis is placed upon development of the model for aspects of powertrain performance that are unique to operation of a dragster. This includes clutch operation, tyre modelling including squat and growth and vertical load variation. The model predictions are compared to vehicle test data, and although predictions are not accurate clear similarities are seen. Hence a good basis for simulating the dragster has been produced but significant parameter tuning work is still required. The paper considers future enhancements to the model and methods for identifying model parameters, in order to further improve accuracy.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

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STONE, T.C., VISSER, S. and BEST, M.C., 2008. Top fuel dragster powertrain modelling. IN: Proceedings from the SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference, Concord, USA, 2nd-4th December.

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© SAE International

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2008

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This is a conference paper [2008 © SAE International]. It was posted on this site with permission from SAE International. Further use and distribution of this paper requires permission from SAE International.

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0148-7191

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SAE Technical Papers;2008-01-2958

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en

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