A flexible model for computing one-dimensional, unsteady manifold gas dynamics in single-cylinder spark-ignition and diesel engines has been developed. The numerical method applies an explicit, finite volume formulation and a shock-capturing total variation diminishing scheme. The numerical model has been validated against the method of characteristics for valve flows without combustion prior to coupling with combustion engine simulations. The coupling of the gas-dynamics model with single-cylinder, spark-ignition and diesel engine modules is accomplished using the graphical MATLAB-SIMULINK environment. Comparisons between predictions of the coupled model and measurements shows good agreement for both spark ignition and diesel engines. Parametric studies demonstrating the effect of varying the intake runner length on the volumetric efficiency of a diesel engine illustrate the model use.
Manifold Gas Dynamics Modeling and Its Coupling With Single-Cylinder Engine Models Using Simulink
Contributed by the Internal Combustion Engine Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the ICE Division April 1999; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters November 2002. Associate Editor: H. Nelson.
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Zhang , G. Q., and Assanis, D. N. (April 29, 2003). "Manifold Gas Dynamics Modeling and Its Coupling With Single-Cylinder Engine Models Using Simulink ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2003; 125(2): 563–571. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1560708
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