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.
- Model Predictive Control (MPC)
- Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC)
- combustion model
- non-linear model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering