Many high performance automobiles are adding electric motors for performance enhancement. The goal of this research to create a hybrid architecture that eliminates the clutch and replaces the functionality of the clutch with electric motors. We seek to maintain or improve performance of current high performance hybrids while improving efficiency.
Feasibility of a Clutchless Dual-Shaft Hybrid Transmission System for Performance Applications
Shah, S., Prost, V., Eubanks, Z., Reiter, P., Bondarchuk, D., Hua, Y., Dorsch, D. & Winter, A., 18th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)
Design of a Clutch-Less Hybrid Transmission for a High-Performance Vehicle
Jurewicz, J., Pamanes, G., Jo, Y.S., Yen, P.X.T., Siegel, J.E., Jacoby, C.L., Dorsch, D., & Winter, A., Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)
Dan Dorsch Graduate Winner of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (2016)