MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 255, 2019Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (EAAIC 2018)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Logistic, Healthcare, Materials and Control|
|Published online||16 January 2019|
The tuning of a small four-stroke spark ignition engine for flexible valve timings through numerical approach
1 Automotive Engineering Research Group (AERG), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
2 Automotive Engineering Centre (AEC), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
3 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Variable valve timing has been implemented by various manufacturers to improve internal combustion engine performance while operating at wide speed and load ranges. A novel flexible valve timing system for a small four-stroke engine is currently under development by Automotive Engineering Research Group (AERG) in Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). In this paper, a comprehensive intake and exhaust tuning for the flexible variable valve timing is presented. A numerical assessment has been conducted through one dimensional engine modelling and simulation using validated model. There are eight valve timing configurations investigated for the tuning for three main speed regions. The simulation shows a positive and significant impact to the engine performance in three approaches; namely late intake valve closing, early intake valve closing and late exhaust valve closing. These approaches sufficiently covered the whole range of engine speeds for optimum engine operational performance.
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