Feed-forward control of purge flow in internal combustion engines

Presented is a feed-forward controller that coordinates engine fueling with a purge event to reduce air–fuel ratio excursions. The controller employs a linear parameter-varying model to estimate the necessary changes in fuel pulse-width based on a hydrocarbon sensor located in the purge line. Synchronization between the purge fuel vapor arrival at the intake manifold and the fueling command is realized using a transport delay model. The proposed controller is experimentally validated on a Ford 5.4-L port injected engine and a 3.6-L EcoBoost engine. Significant reductions in air–fuel ratio excursions are achieved during the steady-state engine operating conditions associated with highway conditions.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 221-234
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  • Accession Number: 01717383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2019 4:53PM