Robust multivariable control of an engine-dynamometer system

Byron J. Bunker, Matthew A. Franchek, Bruce E. Thomason

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A robust multivariable feedback control strategy is applied to an engine-dynamometer system to achieve independent engine torque and speed control. The multivariable engine-dynamometer model is developed using a spectral estimation technique in which the system nonlinearities are captured by an interval transfer function. The controllers are designed using a sequential, frequency domain methodology which employs the standard QFT plant templates. The controllers are implemented on an 8.3L DI turbocharged diesel engine and eddy current dynamometer maintained at Cummins Engine Company. The controllers are evaluated based upon the ability of the closed loop system to track step and ramp inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering


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