Piezo electric injectors provide a means to lower emissions, noise and fuel consumption in advanced IC engines, by providing the capability to allow for tightly spaced injections and rate shaping. With a focus on generating a control design amenable model capturing the injector needle dynamics, the effort described here includes a model simplification and reduction strategy of an experimentally validated, physics-based 13 state model of a direct acting piezo electric injector. The resulting reduced order model for needle dynamics is validated for both single and multi pulse conditions.

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