Use of Engine Crankshaft Speed for Determination of Cylinder Pressure Parameters
The present study proposes the use of a MLP neural network to model the relationship between the engine crankshaft speed and parameters derived from the in-cylinder pressure cycle. This allows to have an indirect measure of cylinder pressure permitting a real time evaluation of combustion quality. The structure of the model and the training procedure is outlined in the paper. The application of the model is demonstrated on a single-cylinder engine with data from a wide range of speed and load. Results confirm that a good estimation of combustion pressure parameters can be obtained by means of a suitable processing of crankshaft speed signal.