Nonlinear modeling and control of I.C. Engine idle speed

Minesh A. Shah, Matthew A. Franchek

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Presented in this paper is the nonlinear modeling and control of the idle speed of a Ford 4.6L-2 valve V-8 fuel injected engine. The nonlinear model of the engine is based on a Hammerstein type model which is identified through input-output data without a priori knowledge of the engine dynamics. The nonlinear model is used in a frequency domain controller design methodology to achieve the performance goal of maintaining the engine idle speed within a prespecified asymmetric output tolerance despite external torque disturbances. An experimental verification of the nonlinear controller is included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventInternational Congress and Exposition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Feb 24 1997Feb 27 1997


OtherInternational Congress and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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