Development of a High-Fidelity 1D Physics-Based Engine Simulation model in MATLAB/Simulink 2014-01-1102
Currently, several 1D physics-based high-fidelity engine simulation software packages exist and provide reasonably accurate predictions of engine performance. However, most of the current high-fidelity engine simulation packages are developed in conventional programming languages and cannot be directly implemented in today's predominant MATLAB/Simulink simulation environment. In an effort to develop a MATLAB/Simulink-based engine simulation package, a high-fidelity 1D physics-based engine simulation model is currently being developed at The University of Alabama. The proposed model library includes various functional blocks capable of being connected in a logical manner to form a full engine system. Some of the functional blocks include a 1D unsteady flow section, cylinder valve, throttle, flow junction, cylinder, and engine dynamics. In this paper, preliminary simulation results are presented as well as descriptions of the functional blocks.