Optimising the Energy Efficiency and Transient Response of Diesel Engines through an Electric Turbocharger

Dezong Zhao1, Richard Stobart1, Byron Mason1

  • 1Loughborough University

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10:00 - 12:00 | Wed 10 Jul | Franklin 9 | WeA09

Control of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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The electric turbocharger provides great potential for vehicle fuel efficiency improvement, exhaust emissions reduction and transient response acceleration. It makes the engine runs as a hybrid system so critical challenges are raised in energy management and control. This paper proposes a real-time energy management strategy for the electric turbocharger. A multi-variable explicit model predictive controller is designed to regulate the key variables in the engine air system, while the optimal setpoints of those variables are generated by a high level controller. The controllers work in a highly efficient way to achieve the optimal energy management. This strategy has been validated in simulations and experiments. Excellent tracking performance and high robustness demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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