2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Presently in the vehicle industry full engine system simulations are performedusing dierent one-dimensional software programs in order to assess the eectof dierent geometrical and part changes on the system as a whole. Thesesimulations are usually fast and multiple parameters can be monitored andanalysed.In this report GT-Power simulations have been performed on a completeengine designed by Volvo Car Corporation. The investigation was performedin order to gain basic knowledge about the internal combustion engine andspecically about the gas exchange system and the turbocharger. A parameterstudy was performed and the responses on the turbine eciency and breaktorque were analysed.The trends in the simulation results follow the background theory well, i.e.increasing the turbine eciency increases the engine eciency and reduces thetime to torque. The eect of the valve opening times and durations on thebreak torque and the turbine eciency can be studied. There is an intricaterelationship where the optimal conguration is dependent on the engine speedas well as the opening angles and times.GT-Power is a very powerful tool for simulating complete engines. Howevercare must be taken when analysing the results. The code only uses one directionand time, meaning that the ow will always be uniform in the cross sections.Whereas in many parts of the real engine the ow eld is three dimensional andfar from uniform in the cross-sections.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-123083DiVA: diva2:624472
QC 201306032013-05-312013-05-312014-09-19Bibliographically approved