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Indicated torque reconstruction from instantaneous engine speed in a six-cylinder SI engine using support vector machines

E Gani, C Manzie

SAE Technical Papers | Published : 2005


This paper proposes the use of support vector machines to reconstruct the indicated torque from crankshaft velocity in a six-cylinder spark ignition engine. Real-time knowledge of indicated torque is typically important for engine diagnostics, and recently, an engine idle speed controller capable of reducing the effects of cyclic combustion variability through the use of indicated torque information was proposed. While measurements of in-cylinder pressure can be used to determine indicated torque, these sensors are generally deemed prohibitively expensive for implementation in a production engine. Estimation methods, particularly traditional model based estimation, are typically computationa..

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