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A control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a geared transmission mechanism for transmitting driving torque to the vehicle traction wheels, and an electric motor arranged in parallel with respect to the internal combustion engine at the torque input side of the transmission. A friction clutch connects and disconnects the engine from the torque flow path as transitions are made between an electric motor driving mode and an engine driving mode. A mechanical damper is located on the torque input side of the clutch. A transition from the electric motor drive mode to the internal combustion engine drive mode is achieved by controlling the engagement of the clutch using a closed loop clutch pressure modulation strategy and controlling the fuel supply to the engine to effect an engine drive mode without triggering undesirable inertia torque fluctuations in the powertrain.

Title
Control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle
Application Number
9/607829
Publication Number
6364807 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 2000
Publication Date
April 2, 2002
Inventor
Alexander O Gibson
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Thomas William Megli
Dearborn
MI, US
Philip Thomas Koneda
Novi
MI, US
Agent
Frank G McKenzie
US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
B60K 6/02
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