Title: Model-based development and calibration of last generation diesel powertrains for passenger cars

Authors: Fabio Mallamo; Federico Millo; Luciano Rolando

Addresses: Energy Department (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy ' Energy Department (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy ' Energy Department (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

Abstract: This paper presents an original model-based approach to the system level development and calibration of diesel powertrains for passenger cars, implemented in a comprehensive software tool. The models for the different subsystems are coupled to execute optimisation loops, involving also the system calibration, and are characterised by flexibility of usage, limited tuning effort and reduced computational time. As an example of the general approach, the engine model is described and some results from its execution are shown and compared with the measurements. Finally, a practical example is given of the usage of the tool for system level optimisation through a specifically developed methodology.

Keywords: model-based development; calibration; system optimisation; diesel powertrain; feasibility assessment; passenger cars; automobile industry; automotive powertrains; engine modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPT.2014.059415

International Journal of Powertrains, 2014 Vol.3 No.1, pp.52 - 74

Available online: 19 Feb 2014 *

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