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Modelling combustion variability in LPG injected engines for improved engine performance at idle

C Manzie, HC Watson

SAE 2004 World Congress | Published : 2004


The variability of in-cylinder combustion of gasoline at idle has been investigated previously, culminating in the development of a model relating the past and future indicated torque deviations from the mean at given engine operating conditions of intake manifold pressure, engine speed and spark advance. The developed model has the potential to be used in an idle speed control algorithm to improve vehicle noise vibration and harshness (NVH) at low engine speeds and loads. While environmental considerations have spawned the development of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a viable alternative fuel, adaptation of the variability model to multipoint LPG injected automotive engines is complicate..

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