TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

A Nonlinear, Transient, Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine Simulation for Predictions of Instantaneous Engine Speed and Torque

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Z. S. Filipi, D. N. Assanis

W. E. Lay Automotive Laboratory Automotive Research Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(4), 951-959 (Oct 01, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1365122 History: Received January 01, 1997; Revised October 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Diesel engine cylinder as a thermodynamic control volume
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Block diagram for the single-cylinder engine dynamic system
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Equivalent system for engine-external load dynamics
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Forces on the slider-crank mechanism
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Calculated fluctuations of torque on the crank shaft of the single-cylinder engine during a “steady-state” cycle
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Calculated fluctuations of the instantaneous crank-shaft angular velocity in the single-cylinder engine during a “steady-state” cycle
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Comparison of predicted and measured instantaneous single-cylinder engine speed during free acceleration with 100 percent fueling rate and no external load
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Predicted effect of engine speed on (a) cylinder pressure, temperature, and rate of heat release; (b) turbulence intensity and rate of heat transfer in the single-cylinder diesel engine
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Predicted effect of the inlet manifold pressure on (a) flow rate through the inlet valve; (b) cylinder pressure and rate of heat release in the single-cylinder diesel engine
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Predicted crank-shaft speed fluctuations during starting for three values of engine polar moment of inertia
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Simulated engine response during an elementary transient initiated by the step change of the fueling rate
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A suite of the single-cylinder torque fluctuation lines calculated for individual cycles occurring during the transient shown in Fig. 11




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