Variable valve timing technologies for internal combustion engines are used to improve power, torque, and increase fuel efficiency. Details of a new solution are presented in this paper for optimizing valve motions of a full variable valve actuation (FVVA) system. The optimization is conducted at different speeds by varying full variable valve motion (variable exhaust open angle, intake close angle, velocity of opening and closing, overlap, dwell duration, and lift) parameters simultaneously; the final optimized valve motions of CY4102 diesel engine are given. The CY4102 diesel engine with standard cam drives is used in large quantities in Asia. An optimized electrohydraulic actuation motion used for the FVVA system is presented. The electrohydraulic actuation and optimized valve motions were applied to the CY4102 diesel engine and modeled using gt-power engine simulation software. Advantages in terms of volumetric efficiency, maximum power, brake efficiency, and fuel consumption are compared with baseline results. Simulation results show that brake power is improved between 12.8% and 19.5% and torque is improved by 10%. Brake thermal efficiency and volumetric efficiency also show improvement. Modeling and simulation results show significant advantages of the full variable valve motion over standard cam drives.
Optimization Method and Simulation Study of a Diesel Engine Using Full Variable Valve Motions
Contributed by the IC Engine Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received November 13, 2016; final manuscript received December 16, 2016; published online March 7, 2017. Editor: David Wisler.
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Lu, Y., and Olsen, D. B. (March 7, 2017). "Optimization Method and Simulation Study of a Diesel Engine Using Full Variable Valve Motions." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. July 2017; 139(7): 072804. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4035736
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