MultiMEC - Multivariable Methods for energy efficient Engine Control

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Coordinator Volvo Technology AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 13 395 000
Project duration March 2015 - December 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

To cope with vehicle functionality growth a control strategy design methodology addressing large and complex control systems needs to be developed. The hypothesis is that the system could successfully be controlled by adopting a holistic view in control design and by using more powerful control strategies. The aim with the project is to realize a modularized control system for a system comprising an engine, an exhaust gas after-treatment system and a waste heat recovery system (heavy duty), to define a control system design platform for complex systems within the vehicle industry.

Expected results and effects

More efficient development of functionality. Savings in time and money. Realization of a control strategy in a software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation environment Control system design platform suitable for the vehicle industry Practical guideline where the design experiences acquired in the project are compiled Licentiate and Doctoral theses

Planned approach and implementation

The project will consist of the following work packages: WP1 System analysis and case study preparation WP2 Control system structure and model abstractions WP3 Control realization and calibration WP4 Guiding principles for design of complex control systems WP5 Assessment of control system design and guiding principles WP6 Project coordination and dissemination The work packages will focus on two use cases, one for the heavy duty application and one for the light duty application. All partners will participate in all work packages.

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Last updated 19 February 2019

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