A new procedure, based on measurement of intake CO2 concentration and ambient humidity was developed and assessed in this study for different diesel engines in order to evaluate the oxygen concentration in the intake manifold. Steady-state and transient datasets were used for this purpose. The method is very fast to implement since it does not require any tuning procedure and it involves just one engine-related input quantity. Moreover, its accuracy is very high since it was found that the absolute error between the measured and predicted intake O2 levels is in the ±0.15% range. The method was applied to verify the performance of a previously developed NOx model under transient operating conditions. This model had previously been adopted by the authors during the IMPERIUM H2020 EU project to set up a model-based controller for a heavy-duty diesel engine. The performance of the NOx model was evaluated considering two cases in which the intake O2 concentration is either derived from engine-control unit sub-models or from the newly developed method. It was found that a significant improvement in NOx model accuracy is obtained in the latter case, and this allowed the previously developed NOx model to be further validated under transient operating conditions.
Calculation of Intake Oxygen Concentration through Intake CO2 Measurement and Evaluation of Its Effect on Nitrogen Oxide Prediction Accuracy in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine / Finesso, R.; Marello, O.. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - STAMPA. - 15:1(2022), p. 342. [10.3390/en15010342]
|Titolo:||Calculation of Intake Oxygen Concentration through Intake CO2 Measurement and Evaluation of Its Effect on Nitrogen Oxide Prediction Accuracy in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2022|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en15010342|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|