AVATAR - Advanced Automotive Aircharge Integration
Purpose and goal
Methods for efficient integration of the combustion engine´s air-charge system in complex drivelines, the systems associated with the engine´s air supply and turbo charging. Requirements for advanced, robust and cost-efficient drivelines are in contrast to shorter development times. The objective is a model-based methodology for requirements definition, concept development, testing and verification, to address the integration of the air-charge system in new engine concepts. Methods will use new air-charge models, derived from tests and measurements on prototype engines.
Expected results and effects
Ensure competitive product development by Swedish car industry. Strengthened cooperation between Volvo Cars and Linköping University in the area of driveline and engine control. Research will be directly available for relevant industrial projects. The results will defined generic air-charge models for concept development, simulation, testing, verification and algorithm development, Model-based control strategies will be evaluated in test engines. Results will be presented in journals, conferences and in a planned Licentiate thesis.
Planned approach and implementation
Volvo is coordinator for overall project goals and concepts. Volvo contributes with knowledge in driveline and engine control development, hardware/software-support and engine tests. The project is financing a Ph.D. student at Linköping and engineering resources for test facilities. Linköping contributes with control methodology, simulation models and in-house control-software. Data measurements and tests are performed at both Volvo and Linköping. Results will be communicated in project meetings and publicly presented in project reports and scientific publications.