Engine control with gas fuel produced from biomass (availability of calculation with detailed chemical reaction and crank shaft torque)

Yudai Yamasaki, Kenji Tsuda, Shigehiko Kaneko

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Internal combustion engines are required to use various fuels. A conventional MAP based engine control system is not suitable for achieving stable operation and high thermal efficient operation for various fuels. Authors have been developing the engine control algorithm to realize fuel flexibility by employing experimental rules and a closed 1oop control using in-cylinder gas pressure. In this study, in order to improve fuel flexibility of engine control algorithm and to confirm the experimental rules, availability of calculation results with elementary reactions for the algorithm is investigated. Availability of instant crank shaft torque for a feedback sensor is also investigated. The result shows that the modified engine control system employing laminar burning velocities calculated from elementary reactions and the torque feedback 1oop can maintain stable operations when fuel lower heating value varies during engine operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1460
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number801
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes



  • Alternative energy
  • Biomass energy
  • Engine control
  • Fuel composition
  • Gas engine
  • Gaseous fuel
  • Internal combustion engine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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