Equivalence ratio-EGR control of HCCI engine operation and the potential for transition to spark-ignited operation

Joel Martinez-Frias*, Salvador M. Aceves, Daniel Flowers, J. Ray Smith, Robert Dibble

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This research investigates a control system for HCCI engines, where equivalence ratio, fraction of EGR and intake pressure are adjusted as needed to obtain satisfactory combustion. HCCI engine operation is analyzed with a detailed chemical kinetics code, HCT (Hydrodynamics, Chemistry and Transport), that has been extensively modified for application to engines. HCT is linked to an optimizer that determines the operating conditions that result in maximum brake thermal efficiency, while meeting the peak cylinder pressure restriction. The results show the values of the operating conditions that yield optimum efficiency as a function of torque and rpm. The engine has high NOx emissions for high power operation, so the possibility of switching to stoichiometric operation for high torque conditions is considered. Stoichiometric operation would allow the use of a three-way catalyst to reduce NOx emissions to acceptable levels. Finally, the paper discusses the possibility of transitioning from HCCI operation to SI operation to achieve high power output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventInternational Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2001Sep 27 2001

Other

OtherInternational Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period09/24/0109/27/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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