A Discrete VVA-Based Phenomenological Model of an HCCI Engine
Controlled auto ignition combustion mode has become a topic of major interest in recent years, mainly due to its potential in achieving high thermal efficiencies combined with significant reductions in NOx and soot emissions. However, expanding the controlled operation over a wide range of speeds and loads is a significant challenge, which must be addressed to achieve commercial success. Control analysis to date has been done by developing models which are engine specific, such models often rely on extensive parameters which are to be experimentally identified. Moreover, these models were valid only for a narrow operating range. In this paper, a detailed mathematical model of an HCCI engine, which is fuel flexible and valid for a transitions in engine speed, is developed based on ideal gas laws and basic thermodynamics and conservation principles.