Comparison of dual and single clutch transmission based on Global Transport Application mission profiles
Journal article, 2018

Global Transport Application (GTA) is a common language to define transport missions for development, sales and aftermarket processes. To achieve a light weight and low-cost powershifting transmission for the targeted heavy vehicle applications, GTA was used in the development of the I-Shift Dual Clutch (I-Shift DC). Using a well-defined transport mission enables relevant modelling and simulation for performance assessment. This paper outlines the methods and shows some examples of technical implications. Firstly, the results from real world measurements in one specific scenario are presented. This shows the difference between a single clutch (SC) and dual clutch (DC) transmission for heavy-duty vehicles. Secondly, a full vehicle simulation model is built to extend the results to longer transport missions. The measurement results are used to parametrise and calibrate the model. Finally, the calibrated model is used to evaluate the performance in detail by using GTA to select appropriate transport missions for simulation.

commercial vehicles

transport mission

global transport application

powertrain optimization

dual clutch transmission

I-Shift DC


Pär Pettersson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Sixten Berglund

Volvo Group

Henrik Ryberg

Volvo Group

Bengt J H Jacobson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Gunnar Karlsson

Volvo Group

Lennart Brusved

Volvo Group

Johan Bjernetun

Volvo Group

International Journal of Vehicle Design

0143-3369 (ISSN)

Vol. 77 1-2 22-42

Operating cycle energy management (OCEAN)

Swedish Energy Agency, 2014-01-01 -- 2017-12-31.

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Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Vehicle Engineering



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