A Process for a Fast Heat Release Prediction at Multiple Engine Speeds and Valve Timings in the Early Stage of Gasoline Engine Development
The increasing need of cleaner and more efficient combustion systems have promoted a paradigm shift in the automotive industry. Virtual hardware and engine calibration screening at the early development stage, has become the most effective way to reduce the time necessary to bring new products to market. Virtual engine development processes need to provide realistic engine combustion rate responses for the entire engine map and for different engine calibrations. Recently, Quasi Dimensional (Q-D) combustion models have increasingly been used to predict engine performance at multiple operating conditions prompting an increased interest in developing physics-based Q-D turbulence models necessary to correctly model the engine combustion rate within the Q-D combustion model framework.