Control Theory and Technology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 109–116 | Cite as

Two-degree-of-freedom H-infinity control of combustion in diesel engine using a discrete dynamics model

  • Mitsuo Hirata
  • Sota Ishizuki
  • Masasyasu Suzuki


This paper proposes an H-infinity combustion control method for diesel engines. The plant model is the discrete dynamics model developed by Yasuda et al., which is implementable on a real engine control unit. We introduce a two-degree-of-freedom control scheme with a feedback controller and a feedforward controller. This scheme achieves both good feedback properties, such as disturbance suppression and robust stability, and a good transient response. The feedforward controller is designed by taking the inverse of the static plant model, and the feedback controller is designed by the H-infinity control method, which reduces the effect of the trubocharger lag. The effectiveness of the proposed method is evaluated in simulations using the nonlinear discrete dynamics model.


Combustion control diesel engines H-infinity control two-degree-of-freedom control 


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© South China University of Technology, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuo Hirata
    • 1
  • Sota Ishizuki
    • 1
  • Masasyasu Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems EngineeringUtsunomiya UniversityTochigiJapan

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