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Satheesh Makkapati

Technical Expert Powertrain, Ford Motor Company


Steady state cam optimization process for optimal engine operation over the speed-load map
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel - Ballroom, Wed, 04/11/2015 - 14:55 - 15:20

A gasoline engine is an energy conversion device, where chemical energy is converted into mechanical energy.  Many technologies aim to decrease the net indicated fuel consumption (eg. downsizing, Atkinson/Miller cycles, lean/dilute operation, optimal design, etc.) By optimizing cam timing over a speed-load map, subject to constraints, further efficiency improvements can be gained.  This is accomplished using GT-Power to model the engine plant and controls and modeFRONTIER/SOMO to drive the process automation and optimization.  This presentation covers different DOE/Optimization strategies used to effectively optimize an engine’s operation over the speed-load map.

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