The Valve Timing Optimization of the Diesel Engine Based on Response Surface Methodology

Jun Li, Lei Ji, Yangjiao Xu, Jinli Xie


To study the effect of valve timing on the diesel engine performance, the simulation model of diesel engine was established with AVL BOOST and its accuracy was proved. The volumetric efficiency is one of the important indicators to evaluate engine performance. The volumetric efficiency as optimization objective and valve timing were optimized and discussed by using Box-Behnken test method and the response surface methodology. Optimization result shows that volumetric efficiency of the diesel engine can been increased by 6.42% under rated speed.

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