Partially premixed combustion multi-cylinder engine cycle-to-cycle-oriented temperature estimation and control

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Advanced combustion concepts like partially premixed combustion (PPC) are sensitive to inlet gas conditions especially inlet temperature. To estimate the combustion parameters like ignition delay on a cycle-to-cycle basis, both complementary filter and extended Kalman filter were designed to estimate the inlet temperature, and the ignition delay was calculated with properly estimated temperature. A two valve fast thermal management system was used to control the inlet temperature, and a PI controller with the lambda tuning method was used. The estimation and control algorithm were verified on a six-cylinder heavy duty engine.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Energy Engineering
  • Control Engineering


  • complementary filters, EKFs, engine control, extended Kalman filters, PI controllers, temperature control
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-22
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Powertrains
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch