The engine control module (ECM, or on-board computer) is the tool used to control the fuel injection rate, fuel injection timing, ignition timing, rate of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and other functions. The task of "programming" the ECM is much easier for a race engine than for a production engine because the calibration engineer does not need to be concerned about emissions: EGR, keeping the exhaust catalyst "happy", etc.
This course provides a practical introduction to ECMs, including the uses for the various sensors. It also covers the specific methods used to incorporate the various sensor signals into the ECM's control systems for the fuel injection rate, fuel injection timing, and ignition timing. Background information will include an understanding of the desired air/fuel ratio and optimum ignition timing. While examples are tailored around the application of the ECM to Formula SAE race engines, this course is useful for improving any engineer's understanding of the functions of the ECM for other types of race engines as well as production engines.
Online Bonus Segments
SAE Members: $648.00 - $729.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"This seminar was very useful in increasing my knowledge in regards to modern F.I."
Nascar Technical Institute
"A great start for race car tuning engineers or production engine engineers."
Sr. Project Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America
"The dynamics of the program and the competence of the presentation were a tribute to the core values of SAE and the engineering community commitment."
Principal Advisor Fuel Management
"Excellent instructor and study material."
Engine Calibration Engineer (Retired)
Ford Motor Co. Truck Engine Engineering
|Also available as an SAE On Demand Course|
Race Engine Calibration for Optimal Performance e-Seminar
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