Title: Simulation of electro-mechanical friction clutch control using proportional derivative plus conditional integral control scheme for automotive application

Authors: Mohd Salman Che Kob; Izhari Izmi Mazali; Zul Hilmi Che Daud; Zainab Asus; Intan Zaurah Mat Darus

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper explains simulation works carried out to evaluate the performance of proportional-integral-derivative-based (PID-based) controls in controlling the electro-mechanical friction clutch (EMFC) for engagement and disengagement. The EMFC model is developed in Matlab/Simulink comprising DC motor's model and power screw mechanism's model. Four controls; proportional-integral (PI), proportional-integral-derivative (PID), proportional (P) and proportional derivative (PD), are applied on the model using 6 mm as the set point for the power screw's position. Among them, PD control performs the best with 0% overshoot, 0.041 mm steady state error and about 1.3 seconds settling time. Next, the PD control is updated with a conditional integral controller (PDPCI), resulting in approximately zero steady state error and only 0.68% overshoot, while settling time stays at 1.3 seconds. Subsequently, both PD and PDPCI controls are simulated to achieve EMFC's full engagement and disengagement. The final results show that PDPCI control performs the best with minimum overshoot.

Keywords: clutch control; proportional derivative control; conditional integral control; electro-mechanical; power screw mechanism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2021.115403

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2021 Vol.9 No.1, pp.38 - 44

Received: 09 Oct 2019
Accepted: 29 Sep 2020

Published online: 21 May 2021 *

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