CFD-based Data-driven Modeling of Reactivity and Stratification Dynamics for RCCI Engine Control

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) is a Low-Temperature Combustion (LTC) regime that provides thermal efficiency and emissions benefits compared to traditional Spark Ignition (SI) and Compression Ignition (CI) regimes. However, it is difficult to control combustion at these engines and run them at optimal conditions due to dependency of the their combustion on air-fuel mixture chemical reactivity and fuel stratification inside the combustion chamber. Modeling of reactivity and stratification can provide new pathways to control combustion in RCCI engines. In this study, a data-driven approach based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results and a Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) method is proposed to model reactivity and stratification at RCCI engines. This work is illustrated for a real 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. The results show that the developed data-driven model (DDM) has acceptable prediction accuracy to estimate reactivity and stratification for RCCI engine control. The proposed method can be also implemented in other combustion modes in internal combustion engines.

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