Model-based control of diesel engines with multiple fuel injections

Yudai Yamasaki, Ryosuke Ikemura, Shigehiko Kaneko

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We developed a feed-forward controller for a conventional diesel combustion engine with triple fuel injection and experimentally evaluated its performance. A combustion model that discretizes an engine cycle into a number of representative points to achieve a light calculation load is embedded into the controller; this model predicts the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing with information about the operating condition obtained from the engine control unit. The controller calculates the optimal main-fuel-injection timing to control the in-cylinder gas-pressure peak using the prediction result as a controller with a single input and output. The controller’s performance was evaluated by experiments using a four-cylinder diesel engine under changing the target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing during a target-following test and the performance was also evaluated under changing the exhaust gas recirculation ratio at the constant target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing for the disturbance-response test. It was found that the controller could calculate the optimal main-injection timing over a cycle and maintain the targeted in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing even when the target value or exhaust gas recirculation changed. The combustion model was also shown to be fast enough at predicting diesel combustion for onboard control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Engine Research
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Gas cylinders
Fuel injection
Diesel engines
Controllers
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engines
Engine cylinders
Experiments

Keywords

  • combustion model
  • Diesel engine
  • feed-forward controller
  • model-based control
  • multiple fuel injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Model-based control of diesel engines with multiple fuel injections. / Yamasaki, Yudai; Ikemura, Ryosuke; Kaneko, Shigehiko.

In: International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 257-265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{5f7a7943210147b58089ca79c3ce43bd,
title = "Model-based control of diesel engines with multiple fuel injections",
abstract = "We developed a feed-forward controller for a conventional diesel combustion engine with triple fuel injection and experimentally evaluated its performance. A combustion model that discretizes an engine cycle into a number of representative points to achieve a light calculation load is embedded into the controller; this model predicts the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing with information about the operating condition obtained from the engine control unit. The controller calculates the optimal main-fuel-injection timing to control the in-cylinder gas-pressure peak using the prediction result as a controller with a single input and output. The controller’s performance was evaluated by experiments using a four-cylinder diesel engine under changing the target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing during a target-following test and the performance was also evaluated under changing the exhaust gas recirculation ratio at the constant target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing for the disturbance-response test. It was found that the controller could calculate the optimal main-injection timing over a cycle and maintain the targeted in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing even when the target value or exhaust gas recirculation changed. The combustion model was also shown to be fast enough at predicting diesel combustion for onboard control.",
keywords = "combustion model, Diesel engine, feed-forward controller, model-based control, multiple fuel injection",
author = "Yudai Yamasaki and Ryosuke Ikemura and Shigehiko Kaneko",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1468087417747738",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "257--265",
journal = "International Journal of Engine Research",
issn = "1468-0874",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Model-based control of diesel engines with multiple fuel injections

AU - Yamasaki, Yudai

AU - Ikemura, Ryosuke

AU - Kaneko, Shigehiko

PY - 2018/2/1

Y1 - 2018/2/1

N2 - We developed a feed-forward controller for a conventional diesel combustion engine with triple fuel injection and experimentally evaluated its performance. A combustion model that discretizes an engine cycle into a number of representative points to achieve a light calculation load is embedded into the controller; this model predicts the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing with information about the operating condition obtained from the engine control unit. The controller calculates the optimal main-fuel-injection timing to control the in-cylinder gas-pressure peak using the prediction result as a controller with a single input and output. The controller’s performance was evaluated by experiments using a four-cylinder diesel engine under changing the target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing during a target-following test and the performance was also evaluated under changing the exhaust gas recirculation ratio at the constant target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing for the disturbance-response test. It was found that the controller could calculate the optimal main-injection timing over a cycle and maintain the targeted in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing even when the target value or exhaust gas recirculation changed. The combustion model was also shown to be fast enough at predicting diesel combustion for onboard control.

AB - We developed a feed-forward controller for a conventional diesel combustion engine with triple fuel injection and experimentally evaluated its performance. A combustion model that discretizes an engine cycle into a number of representative points to achieve a light calculation load is embedded into the controller; this model predicts the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing with information about the operating condition obtained from the engine control unit. The controller calculates the optimal main-fuel-injection timing to control the in-cylinder gas-pressure peak using the prediction result as a controller with a single input and output. The controller’s performance was evaluated by experiments using a four-cylinder diesel engine under changing the target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing during a target-following test and the performance was also evaluated under changing the exhaust gas recirculation ratio at the constant target value of the in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing for the disturbance-response test. It was found that the controller could calculate the optimal main-injection timing over a cycle and maintain the targeted in-cylinder gas-pressure-peak timing even when the target value or exhaust gas recirculation changed. The combustion model was also shown to be fast enough at predicting diesel combustion for onboard control.

KW - combustion model

KW - Diesel engine

KW - feed-forward controller

KW - model-based control

KW - multiple fuel injection

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042357151&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85042357151&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1468087417747738

DO - 10.1177/1468087417747738

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85042357151

VL - 19

SP - 257

EP - 265

JO - International Journal of Engine Research

JF - International Journal of Engine Research

SN - 1468-0874

IS - 2

ER -