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Old 11-02-2020, 12:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Oh that's not very good, i guess this could be changed using ECU and transmission remapping tools.

Perhaps in DFCO engine braking was too much, try without aircon maybe?
I don't use A/C, so this is without A/C.

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Old 11-03-2020, 10:36 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Is there no L-mode like a conventional automatic?
No, there is nothing like that.
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Considering pretty much the only reason for building CVT's is improved fuel economy, it sure is odd that they don't do DFCO as much as other transmission types
I don't think the Williams F1 team built a CVT in one of their F1 cars to get better fuel economy
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I don't think the Williams F1 team built a CVT in one of their F1 cars to get better fuel economy
I didn't even remember Williams had tested a CVT, yet I'm also not sure to which extent it would be so much of a good idea for Formula 1.
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Williams experimented with a CVT in the early 90s, but FIA banned it.

They did this to gain speed. While the car changes gears it looses speed. There is a good video about the CVT in the formula 1 car.

https://youtu.be/Sp228-39WhQ
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They did this to gain speed.
I guess the software was substantially different from what we see on road-going vehicles, which tend to rely on the CVT to keep the RPM steadily within a narrower band.
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On a street car, you have to optimize for a number of different things. Sometimes power, sometimes torque, sometimes fuel economy, sometimes noise, and so on. Depending on how you control the CVT, you can run the engine somewhere near its peak of one of those things.

For a race car, you basically just want peak power. Which basically means running the engine at its peak power RPM, at least for a given throttle setting. A much simpler optimization problem, but at power levels that are almost certain to be pretty punishing for the hardware.

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A much simpler optimization problem
With pit-stops being part of the racing strategy, eventually having different modes at the very same CVT controller could be reasonable even for a racing application.

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