Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-0041
2006-04-03

FPGA Controlled Pneumatic Variable Valve Actuation 2006-01-0041

A control system for pneumatic variable valve actuation has been designed, implemented and tested in a single cylinder test engine with valve actuators provided by Cargine Engineering AB. The design goal for the valve control system was to achieve valve lifts between 2 and 12 mm over an engine speed interval of 300 to 2500 rpm. The control system was developed using LabView and implemented on the PCI 7831. The design goals were fulfilled with some limitations. Due to physical limitations in the actuators, stable operation with valve lifts below 2.6 mm were not possible. During the engine testing the valve lift was limited to 7 mm to guarantee piston clearance. Different valve strategies for residual gas HCCI combustion were generated on a single-cylinder test engine.

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