Okimura, Y., Sakamoto, M., Itoo, S., and Yamasaki, A., "Acceleration Performance Analysis for Rubber V-Belt CVT with Belt Tension Clutching," SAE Int. J. Engines 9(1):417-422, 2016.
The power train system for Utility Vehicles (UVs) or All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) mainly consists of a rubber V-belt CVT. The adjustment of the CVT specification requires many steps to realize the shifting operations of the CVT so as to satisfy the acceleration feeling of the driver.In this paper, we report on the simulation technology that predicts the transient behavior during an acceleration of the vehicle equipped with a belt tension clutching CVT, which has both functions of the shift operation and the clutch action. By using the developed simulation technique, it has become possible to adjust the CVT specifications efficiently.