Generating an optimum cam profile for an internal combustion engine application is usually a very involved process. This is because of the challenge faced by the engine engineers to perform several trade-offs between fuel economy, performance, durability and emissions. Typically, the trade offs are worked out using several computer codes and with the involvement of a cross-functional team of engineers. Hence, there is a need to develop a tool that can encapsulate the various computer codes and can manipulate the cam profile with ease. With the existence of such an automated tool, optimization of the cam profile can be achieved with a specified trade-off between the several metrics identified above. This paper describes the development of such a tool, and discusses the ingredients that make it flexible and computationally efficient. Results from the use of this tool are documented in this paper as well.

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