Automated Parameter Determination for IC Engine Simulation Models 2009-01-0674
When developing and later using simulation models for combustion prediction in internal combustion engines, it is first of all necessary to determine the model constants. This paper describes the development of a method for the automated determination of model parameters which can be applied to any internal combustion simulation model. The work is not aimed at developing a new optimizing algorithm but at adjusting and adapting an existing optimizer to the special needs and convergence problems, which occur when applied to combustion models. Consequently, the paper describes the set-up of the objective function and several methods for improving the convergence. Finally, an outline for a strategy which uses the optimizing tool for model development is presented.