Model-Based Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC) Timing Control

Lianhao Yin, Gabriel Ingesson, Rolf Johansson, Per Tunestål, Bengt Johansson

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Partially Premixed combustion (PPC) is a promising combustion concept to achieve high engine efficiency. The combustion-timing of PPC is affected by both inlet-charge condition and the fuel injection, a simple map-based feed-forward control method is not sufficient for controlling the combustion during transient operation. This paper investigates a model-based control method to solve this control problem. A non-linear model was developed to capture the main trend of inlet-gas condition and injection. A Model Predictive Controller (MPC) was designed to control injection timing and the gas-exchange system. The controller was verified in a multi-cylinder heavy-duty PPC engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Model Predictive Control (MPC)
  • Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC)
  • combustion model
  • non-linear model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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