Experimental Validation of an FSAE Engine Model 2008-32-0079
The objective of the study outlined in this paper was to optimize the performance of a 600cc four-cylinder FSAE engine through the use of one-dimensional simulation. The first step in this process was to validate a baseline model of the engine in its stock, unrestricted format. This was achieved through the use of crank-angle-resolved and cycle-averaged test data. The in-cylinder pressure history was also analyzed to provide combustion and friction data specific to this engine. This process significantly improved the correlation of the model with the test data and it was subsequently used to simulate and optimize the configuration of the engine planned for use in the 2008 FSAE competition. The process of validating the model, together with the specification of the subsequent optimized engine, are presented.