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Development of multi-fidelity powertrain simulation for future legislation (abstract)

Van Niekerk, A S; Kay, P J; Drew, B; Larsen, N


Peter Kay
Acting Deputy Head of Department

Benjamin Drew
Associate Professor in Mechanical & Motor Sport Engineering

N Larsen


Automotive manufacturers are facing increased pressure from more stringent emissions legislation and new legislative driving cycles. This creates a need for increased simulation capabilities. An engine simulation was developed in Ricardo WAVE, and was coupled with lower fidelity Ricardo IGNITE to enable the investigation of emissions and engine performance over different driving cycles. The simulation was validated against experimental engine emissions and performance data, obtained from the test cell, with good agreement. A provisional simulation using a 100 % bio-fuel yielded promising results that agreed with similar studies; thus enabling the impact of future renewables on emissions to be evaluated.


Van Niekerk, A. S., Kay, P. J., Drew, B., & Larsen, N. (2017, December). Development of multi-fidelity powertrain simulation for future legislation (abstract). Paper presented at Internal Combustion Engines 2017

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Internal Combustion Engines 2017
Start Date Dec 6, 2017
End Date Dec 7, 2017
Acceptance Date Oct 16, 2017
Publication Date Dec 6, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9780995626324
Keywords emissions, NEDC, diesel, simulation, validation
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Internal Combustion Engines 2017