, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 545–552

An optimal fuel-injection policy for performance enhancement in internal combustion engines

Special Issue On Optimization

DOI: 10.1007/BF02745578

Cite this article as:
Gupta, V.H. & Bhatnagar, S. Sadhana (1997) 22: 545. doi:10.1007/BF02745578


A fuel-injection internal combustion engine system is considered, wherein supply of fuel to the engine is controlled with the twin purposes of maximizing power output and minimizing fuel wastage. The system is modelled as a controlled Markov chain and a feed-back optimal control policy is obtained for the long-run average reward optimality criterion using Markov decision theory.


Dynamic programming/optimal controlinfinite state Markov chainlong run average rewardoptimal policyfuel injection control in IC engines

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Institute of Systems ResearchUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMarylandUSA