Internal combustion engine with throttle and rotational inertia and time lag
The block represents a general internal combustion engine. Engine types include spark-ignition and diesel. Speed-power and speed-torque parameterizations are provided. A throttle physical signal input specifies the normalized engine torque. Optional dynamic parameters include crankshaft inertia and response time lag. A physical signal port outputs engine fuel consumption rate based on choice of fuel consumption model. An optional speed controller prevents engine stall and enables cruise control. See Generic Engine Model.
Select how to model the engine. The default is
3rd-order polynomial matched to peak power.
Normalized 3rd-order polynomial matched to
peak power — Parametrize the engine with a power
function controlled by power and speed characteristics.
Tabulated torque data —
Engine is parametrized by speed–torque table that you specify.
If you select this option, the panel changes from its default.
Tabulated power data — Engine
is parametrized by speed-power table that you specify. If you select
this option, the panel changes from its default.
Select how to model the rotational inertia of the engine block.
The default is
No inertia — Engine crankshaft
is modeled with no inertia.
Specify inertia and initial velocity —
Engine crankshaft is modeled with rotational inertia and initial angular
velocity. If you select this option, the panel changes from its default.
Select how to model the time lag of the engine response. The
No time constant — Suitable for HIL simulation.
No time constant — Suitable for HIL
simulation — Engine reacts with no time lag.
Specify engine time constant and initial
throttle — Engine reacts with a time lag. If you
select this option, the panel changes from its default.
Width of the speed range over which the engine torque is blended
to zero as Ω approaches the stall speed. The default is
From the drop-down list, choose units. The default is revolutions
per minute (
Select model to specify engine fuel consumption. Models range
from simple to advanced parameterizations compatible with standard
industrial data. The default model is
Constant per revolution.
Select speed control model. Options include
idle speed controller and
Enable idle speed
No idle speed controller —
Omit idle speed controller. Throttle input is used directly.
Enable idle speed controller —
Include idle speed controller to prevent engine stalling. For more
information, see Idle Speed Controller Model.
Enter the value of the speed reference below which speed increases,
and above which speed decreases. The default value is
The default unit is
Enter the value of the time constant associated with an increase
or decrease of the controlled throttle. The constant value must be
positive. The default value is
1. The default unit
Parameter used to smooth the controlled throttle value when
the engine's rotational speed crosses the idle speed reference.
For more information, see Idle Speed Controller Model. Large values decrease controller
responsiveness. Small values increase computational cost. This parameter
must be positive. The default value is
1. The default
By default, the Generic Engine model uses a programmed relationship between torque and speed, modulated by the throttle signal.
The engine model is specified by an engine power demand function g(Ω). The function provides the maximum power available for a given engine speed Ω. The block parameters (maximum power, speed at maximum power, and maximum speed) normalize this function to physical maximum torque and speed values.
The normalized throttle input signal T specifies the actual engine power. The power is delivered as a fraction of the maximum power possible in a steady state at a fixed engine speed. It modulates the actual power delivered, P, from the engine: P(Ω,T) = T·g(Ω). The engine torque is τ = P/Ω.
The engine power is nonzero when the speed is limited to the operating range, Ωmin ≤ Ω ≤ Ωmax. The absolute maximum engine power Pmax defines Ω0 such that Pmax = g(Ω0). Define w ≡ Ω/Ω0 and g(Ω) ≡ Pmax·p(w). Then p(1) = 1 and dp(1)/dw = 0. The torque function is:
τ = (Pmax/Ω0)·[p(w)/w] .
You can derive forms for p(w) from engine data and models. Generic Engine uses a third-order polynomial form:
p(w) = p1·w + p2·w2 – p3·w3
p1 + p2– p3 = 1 , p1 + 2p2– 3p3 = 0 .
In typical engines, the pi are positive. This polynomial has three zeros, one at w = 0, and a conjugate pair. One of the pair is positive and physical; the other is negative and unphysical:
Typical Engine Power Demand Function
For the engine power polynomial, there are restrictions, as shown, on the polynomial coefficients pi, to achieve a valid power-speed curve.
If you use tabulated power or torque data, corresponding restrictions on P(Ω) remain.
Set w = Ω/Ω0 and p = P(Ω)/P0, and wmin = Ωmin/Ω0 and wmax = Ωmax/Ω0. Then:
The engine speed is restricted to a positive range above the minimum speed and below the maximum speed: 0 ≤ wmin ≤ w ≤ wmax.
The engine power at minimum speed must be nonnegative: p(wmin) ≥ 0. If you use the polynomial form, this condition is a restriction on the pi:
p(wmin) = p1·wmin + p2·w2min – p3·w3min ≥ 0 .
The engine power at maximum speed must be nonnegative: p(wmax) ≥ 0. If you use the polynomial form, this condition is a restriction on wmax: wmax ≤ w+.
For the default parametrization, Generic Engine provides two choices of internal combustion engine types, each with different engine power demand parameters.
The idle speed controller adjusts the throttle signal to increase engine rotation below a reference speed according to the following expressions:
Π — Engine throttle
Πi — Input throttle (port T)
Πc — Controller throttle
ω — Engine speed
ωe — Idle speed reference
ωt — Controller speed threshold
τ — Controller time constant
The controlled throttle increases with a first-order lag from zero to one when engine speed falls below the reference speed. When the engine speed rises above the reference speed, the controlled throttle decreases from one to zero. When the difference between engine velocity and reference speed is smaller than the controller speed threshold, the tanh function smooths the time derivative of the controlled throttle. The controlled throttle is limited to the range 0–1. The engine uses the larger of the input and controlled throttle values. If engine time lag is included, the controller changes the input before the lag is computed.
This block contains an engine time lag limitation.
Engines lag in their response to changing speed and throttle. The Generic Engine block optionally supports lag due to a changing throttle only. Time lag simulation increases model fidelity but reduces simulation performance.
|B||Rotational conserving port representing the engine block|
|F||Rotational Conserving port representing the engine crankshaft|
|T||Physical signal input port specifying the normalized engine throttle level|
|P||Physical signal output port reporting the instantaneous engine power|
|FC||Physical signal output port reporting the fuel consumption rate|
Port T accepts a signal with values in the range 0–1. The signal specifies the engine torque as a fraction of the maximum torque possible in steady state at fixed engine speed. The signal saturates at zero and one. Values below zero are interpreted as zero. Values above one are interpreted as one.