Experimental Evaluation of Predictive Combustion Phasing Control in an HCCI Engine using Fast Thermal Management and VVA

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This paper presents experimental results on model predictive control of the combustion phasing in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine. The controllers were based on linearizations of a previously presented physical model of HCCI including cylinder wall temperature dynamics. The control signals were the inlet air temperature and the inlet valve closing. A system for fast thermal management was installed and controlled using mid-ranging control. The resulting control performance was experimentally evaluated in terms of response time and steady-state output variance. For a given operating point, a comparable decrease in steady-state output variance was obtained either by introducing a disturban
ce model or by changing linearization point. The robustness towards disturbances was investigated as well as the effects of varying the prediction and control horizons.


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  • Control Engineering
  • Other Mechanical Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4601-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, 2009: MSC 2009 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2009 Jul 82009 Jul 10
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Control Applications. Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1085-1992


ConferenceIEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, 2009
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

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