Simulation-based optimal calibration of spark ignition engines with multiple objectives: fuel economy and combustion variability

Optimal engine calibration methodology at part-load operating conditions using a multi-scale simulation approach is proposed and demonstrated on a spark ignition engine with dual-independent variable valve timing and a charge motion control valve. Fuel economy is typically selected as a calibration objective at part-load operating conditions. However, to secure vehicle driveability and smooth engine operation with low vibration and harshness, the combustion variability is considered by introducing the coefficient of variation in the indicated mean effective pressure characterized through a statistical analysis of experimental data. Other engine responses are fully predicted through a co-simulation approach by implementing the quasi-dimensional combustion simulation into the one-dimensional gas exchange simulation, and subsequently captured by an artificial neural network for fast computation. The best actuator set points are determined by solving the constrained multiple-objective optimization problem with fuel economy and combustion variability objectives under partload conditions. The calibration eliminates a high combustion variability at low loads and low speeds, maintaining most of the fuel economy benefit achievable with variable valve timing, and it can be used for an implementable feedforward control strategy.


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  • Accession Number: 01352974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2011 7:37AM