Control of Exhaust Recompression HCCI using Hybrid Model Predictive Control

Anders Widd, Hsien-Hsin Liao, J. Christian Gerdes, Per Tunestål, Rolf Johansson

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Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) holds promise for reduced emissions and increased efficiency compared to conventional internal combustion engines. As HCCI lacks direct actuation over the combustion phasing, much work has been devoted to designing controllers capable of set-point tracking and disturbance rejection. This paper presents results on model predictive control (MPC) of the combustion phasing in an HCCI engine based on a hybrid model formulation composed of several linearizations of a physics-based nonlinear model. The explicit representation of the MPC was implemented experimentally and the performance during set point changes was compared to that of a switched state feedback controller. The hybrid MPC produced smoother transients without overshoot when the set point change traversed several linearizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 2011 American Control Conference (ACC2011)
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAmerican Control Conference, 2011 - San Francisco, California, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 292011 Jul 1


ConferenceAmerican Control Conference, 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, California

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  • Control Engineering


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