Control Theory and Technology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 129–137 | Cite as

Online calibration of combustion phase in a diesel engine

  • Qingyuan Tan
  • Prasad Divekar
  • Ying Tan
  • Xiang Chen
  • Ming Zheng


In this work, an online calibration mechanism is proposed for the combustion phase in a diesel engine. In particular, a simplified event-based engine model, of which the output predicts the optimum combustion phase, is used to aid the calibration, and the model is updated online along with the engine operation to keep the integrity high so as to improve the quality of optimum combustion phase prediction. It is found this mechanism can be applied to develop an online automated calibration process when the engine system shifts to a new operating point. Engine test results are included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism.


Extremum seeking event-based model diesel engine online optimization automated calibration 


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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

  • Qingyuan Tan
    • 1
  • Prasad Divekar
    • 2
  • Ying Tan
    • 3
  • Xiang Chen
    • 1
  • Ming Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials EngineeringUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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