Designing robust speed controllers for internal combustion engines

Matthew A. Franchek, G. Kent Hamilton

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Presented in this paper is the robust idle speed control of a Ford 4.6L V-8 fuel injected engine. The engine is subjected to various, nonmeasurable torque disturbances due to transmission shifts and onboard accessories. The goal of this investigation is to design a robust feedback controller which actuates the by-pass air valve based on engine speed. Issues complicating the controller design include the nonlinear nature of the engine, the induction-to-power delay of the manifold filling dynamics, and the saturation constraint of the by-pass air valve. An experimental verification is included as well as a comparison with the current Ford strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASME
Pages275-282
Number of pages8
Volume57-1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 12 1995Nov 17 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period11/12/9511/17/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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