Model Predictive Control of an Advanced Multiple Cylinder Engine with Partially Premixed Combustion Concept

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Partially premixed combustion (PPC) is an advanced combustion concept and powertrain technology, which has a great potential to improve the fuel economy of vehicles. The process of PPC is driven by both chemical kinetics and mixing process, and is, therefore, sensitive to inlet conditions and injection process. This article presents a control-oriented combustion and air-path model of a PPC multicylinder engine, and also proposes a model predictive control framework for its transient control. The control system was validated in a transient scenario and its capability was demonstrated through a large range of load transient operation.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Control Engineering
  • Energy Engineering


  • Model predictive control (MPC), optimization, partially premixed combustion (PPC)
Original languageEnglish
Article number8979468
Pages (from-to)804-814
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch