Work Package 6: Model-based Control and Operation Optimization


The objective is to develop systems, methods and processes allowing for improved engine lifetime performance with reduced operating, maintenance and deployment costs. Non-normative changes in the demands and conditions for the operation of - and emissions from - the engine are to be taking into account. Included in the objective is the aim of expanding the present operating range of emission reduction technologies. In relevant new operating modes NOx emissions are expected to see up to more than 80% reduction. Development of a novel lubrication injection system will lead to reduction in operating cost and particle emissions.

Through development of condition monitoring and diagnostics for optimized lifetime performance, maintenance and operating cost—through fuel savings—are estimated to be reduced by 15 to 20 and 2 percent respectively compared to current engine systems. This leads further to reduction of harmful pollutants—hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and oxides of nitrogen—via early detection of creeping failure modes. With the help of new methods for evaluation of engine performance including handling and analyses of large data amounts these objectives can be fulfilled. Novel algorithms based on Model-based control will lead to enhanced dynamic performance and part load efficiency without deteriorating the control-stability at constant load.

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