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Optimize Transmission Control Module Shift Schedules

This example shows how to use the conventional vehicle reference application to optimize the transmission control module (TCM) shift schedules. Use the optimized shift schedules to:

  • Design control algorithms.

  • Assess the impact of powertrain changes, such as an engine or gear ratio, on performance, fuel economy, and emissions.

This example uses the Global Optimization Toolbox, Simulink® Design Optimization™, and Stateflow®. To increase optimization performance, consider using the Parallel Computing Toolbox™.

For more information about the reference application, see Build a Conventional Vehicle Model.

Run Conventional Vehicle Reference Application

Click Run to simulate the conventional vehicle reference application with the default settings. The results indicate that the conventional vehicle has a fuel economy of approximately 31 mpg.

Optimize Transmission Shift Maps

Click Optimize Transmission Shift Maps. Optimizing the shift schedules can take time to run. If you have the Parallel Computing Toolbox, the optimization uses parallel workers by default. View the optimization in the MATLAB® window.

View Results

After you optimize the shift schedule, view the results.

The performance scope indicates that the conventional vehicle with an optimized TCM shift schedule has a fuel economy of approximately 40 mpg.

The figure shows the transmission shift schedule upshift and downshift calibration lines before and after optimization.

Open Reference Application From Command Line

Use this command to open a version of the conventional vehicle reference application that includes the option to optimize transmission shift maps.


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