Stochastic Bayesian optimization for predicting borderline knock

Engine knock is an undesirable combustion that could damage the engine mechanically. On the other hand, it is often desired to operate the engine close to its borderline knock limit to optimize combustion efficiency. Traditionally, borderline knock limit is detected by sweeping tests of related control parameters for the worst knock, which is expensive and time consuming, and also, the detected borderline knock limit is often used as a feedforward control without considering its stochastic characteristics without compensating current engine operational condition and type of fuel used. In this paper, stochastic Bayesian optimization method is used to obtain a tradeoff between stochastic knock intensity and fuel economy. The log-nominal distribution of knock intensity signal is converted to Gaussian one using a proposed map to satisfy the assumption for Kriging model development. Both deterministic and stochastic Kriging surrogate models are developed based on test data using the Bayesian iterative optimization process. This study focuses on optimizing two competing objectives, knock intensity and indicated specific fuel consumption using two control parameters: spark and intake valve timings. Test results at two different operation conditions show that the proposed learning algorithm not only reduces required time and cost for predicting knock borderline but also provides control parameters, based on trained surrogate models and the corresponding Pareto front, with the best fuel economy possible.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 793-807
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  • Accession Number: 01876811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2023 10:20AM