Identification and Digital Control of a Turbo-charged Marine Diesel Engine

  • J. D. Forrest


This paper describes the identification of the dynamic response of a turbocharged marine diesel engine using parameter estimation techniques. The implementation of a simple 3-term microcomputer-based controller is also described.


Diesel Engine Instrumental Variable Generalise Little Square Digital Controller Pseudo Random Binary Sequency 
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© Kogan Page Ltd. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Forrest
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  1. 1.Royal Naval Engineering CollegeManadon, PlymouthUK

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