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Air/Fuel Ratio Control of an SI-Engine Under Normal Operation Conditions
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Luft/bränsle reglering på en SI-motor under normal kör förhållanden (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Emission from cars today is one of the biggest environmental issues, hence stringent government standards have been introduced to decrease emission. Car companies do not only have to satisfy government standards, but also meet consumer demands on increased fuel economy and good drivablility. This report will introduce controllers designed to control the air/fuel ratio in an SI engine. The engine model used is simplified. The engine components modelled include the inlet manifold, fuel dynamics, combustion and exhaust sensor.

Nonlinearities and delays are inherent in the engine dynamics and as such a Smith Predictor is utilised as the basis for controller structure to compensate for the delays. Here the Smith Predictor is combined with feedforwarding of the mass air charge, which is estimated from both the inlet and combustion models. Therefore different ways of merging the estimates are also explored.

A real engine was not accesible, thus simulators were implemented using data sets provided by General Motors. Model errors were introduced to test the controllers performance. The proposed methods should be tested on a real engine to ensure that this isa viable approach, as the simulations show it maybe promising to use in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2004. , 66 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3594
Keyword [en]
Reglerteknik, SI-engine, lambda-control, Smith Predictor, signal fusion
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2448OAI: diva2:19780
Available from: 2004-08-23 Created: 2004-08-23

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