Model based control for a modern automotive diesel engine

Tan, Cheng (2015). Model based control for a modern automotive diesel engine. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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The dynamic performance of a turbocharged diesel engine during transient operation has been studied. For appropriate analysis of data obtained from engine transient operation, four alternative automated filtering methods were implemented on the cycle-by-cycle in-cylinder pressure. The techniques to process instantaneous emission data and align the transient data from different analyzers were developed. In the experimental study, the effects of engine speed and EGR have been investigated through load increase tests at a constant engine speed with different EGR calibrations.
Based on the experimental results, a real-time diesel engine model was developed by Simulink. The model is capable of simulating the main engine parameters. It included the air path mode], combustion model and dynamic emission behavior model. The model can run as a real-time simulator for engine control strategy development. . An advanced fast predictive contro] approach was proposed and validated in a HIL simulation platform. The model predictive control was developed for EGR and VGT control. The oxygen concentration oriented control was designed and implemented in the real-time model. Compared with PID control, MPC presents a good tracking performance of reference values with a shorter response time. The results in HIL proved the real-time capability of the control strategy.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Advantage West Midlands
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery


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