Chen, G., Dourra, H., and Shah, D., "Rotating Clutch Temperature Model Development Using Rapid Prototype Controllers," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 5(2):856-864, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0625.
Due to the multitude of external design constraints, such as increasing fuel economy standards, and the increasing number of global vehicle programs, developers of automotive transmission controls have to cope with increasing levels of powertrain system complexity. Achieving these requirements while improving system quality, reducing development cost and improving time to market is a very challenging task. To achieve this goal, a rapid prototype controller was used to develop a new transmission clutch temperature model. This model is used to detect clutch surface overheating, improve design and enhance shift quality.