Running Real-Time Engine Model Simulation with Hardware-in-the-Loop for Diesel Engine Development 2005-01-0056
The paper reports the design of a model and HIL system produced to support the development and testing of Electronic Control Unit/Engine Management System (ECU/EMS) software for a V6 turbo-charged automotive diesel engine. The engine model, developed in Simulink, is compiled to execute on a dSpace platform and interacts with the ECU/EMS module in real time. The main features of the engine model are outlined. The configuration of the model and HIL components are described, and the performance of the system is illustrated and discussed. Practical decisions on the inclusion of real or virtual sensors and actuators, and other implementation issues, are explained. Recent and potential future applications of the system are described.