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Model Predictive Control of an Air Path System for Multi-Mode Operation in a Diesel Engine

Garrett Advancing Motion-Paul Dickinson, Jaroslav Pekar, MinSeok Ko
Hyundai Motor Group-Buomsik Shin, Yohan Chi, Minsu Kim
  • Technical Paper
  • 2020-01-0269
To be published on 2020-04-14 by SAE International in United States
A supervisory Model Predictive Control (MPC) approach is developed for an air path system for multi-mode operation in a diesel engine. MPC is a control method based on a predictive dynamic model of system and determines actuator control positions through the optimization of various factors such as tracking performances of target setpoints, moving speed of actuators, limits, etc. Previously, linear MPC has been successfully applied on the air path control problem of a diesel engine, however, most of these applications were developed for a single operation mode which has only one set of control target setpoint values. In reality, a single operation mode cannot cover all requirements of current diesel engines and this complicates practical implementations of linear MPC. The high priority targets for the development of diesel engines are low emissions, high thermal efficiency and robustness. These objectives require multi-mode operations such as a HP EGR (High pressure exhaust gas recirculation) mode in cold coolant condition, a Double EGR mode for sufficient EGR rates, a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration mode for the heat-up…
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A Novel System for Reducing Turbo-Lag by Injection of Compressed Gas into the Exhaust Manifold

AVL-Alexander Darlington
Univ of Cambridge-Dariusz Cieslar, Nick Collings, Paul Dickinson, Keith Glover
Published 2013-04-08 by SAE International in United States
A key challenge in achieving good transient performance of highly boosted engines is the difficulty of accelerating the turbocharger from low air flow conditions (“turbo lag”). Multi-stage turbocharging, electric turbocharger assistance, electric compressors and hybrid powertrains are helpful in the mitigation of this deficit, but these technologies add significant cost and integration effort.Air-assist systems have the potential to be more cost-effective. Injecting compressed air into the intake manifold has received considerable attention, but the performance improvement offered by this concept is severely constrained by the compressor surge limit. The literature describes many schemes for generating the compressed gas, often involving significant mechanical complexity and/or cost.In this paper we demonstrate a novel exhaust assist system in which a reservoir is charged during braking. Experiments have been conducted using a 2.0 litre light-duty Diesel engine equipped with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and variable geometry turbine (VGT) coupled to an AC transient dynamometer, which was controlled to mimic engine load during in-gear braking and acceleration.The experimental results confirm that the proposed system reduces the time to torque during…
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Fast O2 Measurement using Modified UEGO Sensors in the Intake and Exhaust of a Diesel Engine

Univ of Cambridge-Kieran Hegarty, Paul Dickinson, Dariusz Cieslar, Nick Collings
Published 2013-04-08 by SAE International in United States
Recent work has investigated the use of O₂ concentration in the intake manifold as a control variable for diesel engines. It has been recognized as a very good indicator of NOX emissions especially during transient operation, however, much of the work is concentrated on estimating the O₂ concentration as opposed to measuring it. This work investigates Universal Exhaust Gas Oxygen (UEGO) sensors and their potential to be used for such measurements. In previous work it was shown that these sensors can be operated in a controlled pressure environment such that their response time is of the order 10 ms. In this paper, it is shown how the key causes of variation (and therefore potential sources of error) in sensor output, namely, pressure and temperature are largely mitigated by operating the sensors in such an environment. Experiments were undertaken on a representative light-duty diesel engine using modified UEGO sensors in the intake and exhaust system. Results from other fast emissions measuring equipment are also shown and it is seen that the UEGO sensors are capable of…
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