Nonlinear air-path control of a heavy-duty diesel engine - A Receding Horizon Sliding Control approach

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Precise air-path control of heavy-duty diesel engines contributes to emission regulation and high engine efficiency. The air path with VGT and EGR system is highly nonlinear with non-minimum-phase-system properties. The authors present a nonlinear control design - Receding Horizon Sliding Control (RHSC) to solve the tracking problem of the air-path. This control method handles the nonlinear dynamic of the air-path and takes into account for the system future behavior, the tracking reference are generated on basis of optimal engine-efficiency. The controller is validated in high-fidelity engine-model simulation.


External organisations
  • University of California, Berkeley
Research areas and keywords

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  • Mechanical Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059928
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 29
Publication categoryResearch
Event2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 2017 May 242017 May 26


Conference2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
CountryUnited States

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