Model Reduction for Automotive Engine to Enhance Thermal Management of European Modern Cars 2005-01-0700
This paper focuses on the prediction of thermal losses and indicated performance in modern automotive engines. In a previous study, a complete simulation software was developed in order to both predict the car cabin blown air temperature and simulate the fluid circuits temperature. The two-zone, 0-dimensionnal combustion model presented in this paper aims to enhance this software. Theoretical overview reveals that thermal losses can be deduced from a predictive correlation of indicated performance. This correlation is established with a statistical tool and empirical coefficients are proposed. As a result of this study, the simulation software becomes a real-time computing tool that considers variable parameters previously neglected.