Artificial neural network based modelling of internal combustion engine performance

Boruah, Dibakor, Thakur, Pintu Kumar and Baruah, Dipal (2016) Artificial neural network based modelling of internal combustion engine performance. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 5 (3). pp. 568-576. ISSN 2278-0181

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The present study aims to quantify the applicability of artificial neural network as a black-box model for internal combustion engine performance. In consequence, an artificial neural network (ANN) based model for a four cylinder, four stroke internal combustion diesel engine has been developed on the basis of specific input and output factors, which have been taken from experimental readings for different load and engine speed circumstances. The input parameters that have been used to create the model are load, engine speed (RPM), fuel flow rate (FFR) & air flow rate (AFR); contrariwise the output parameters that have been used are brake power (BP), brake thermal efficiency (BTE), volumetric efficiency (VE), brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) and brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC). To begin with, databank has been alienated into training sets and testing sets. At that juncture, an ANN based model has been developed using training dataset which is based on standard back-propagation algorithm. Subsequently, performance and validation of the ANN based models have been measured by relating the predictions with the experimental results. Correspondingly, four different statistical functions have been used to examine the performance and reliability of the ANN based models. Moreover, Garson equation has been used to estimate the relative importance of the four different input variables towards their specific output. The results of the model suggests that, ANN based model is impressively successful to forecast the performance parameters of diesel engines for different input variables with a greater degree of accurateness and to evaluate relative impact of input variables.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Artificial Neural Networks, Internal Combustion Engine, Engine Performance Parameters, Back Propagation Algorithm, Gradient Descent Algorithm, Architecture, Garson Equation, Modelling, Simulation, Validation, Relative Importance
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: A General Works
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
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Depositing User: Mr. Dibakor Boruah
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 07:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:41

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