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A Physics-Based Control-Oriented Model for the Turbine Power of a Variable-Geometry Turbo-Charger

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Kang Song, Devesh Upadhyay, Harold Sun

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Tao Zeng

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Paper No. DSCC2016-9856, pp. V002T19A005; 8 pages
  • ASME 2016 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 2: Mechatronics; Mechatronics and Controls in Advanced Manufacturing; Modeling and Control of Automotive Systems and Combustion Engines; Modeling and Validation; Motion and Vibration Control Applications; Multi-Agent and Networked Systems; Path Planning and Motion Control; Robot Manipulators; Sensors and Actuators; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamic Controls; Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic Control
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 12–14, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5070-1
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


In this paper, we discuss the development of a control-oriented model for the power developed by a Variable Geometry Turbine (VGT). The turbine exit flow velocity, Cex, is obtained based on a polytropic process assumption for the full turbine stage. The rotor inlet velocity, Cin, is estimated, through an empirical relationship between Cex and Cin as a function of a dimensionless parameter ψ. The turbine power is developed based on Euler’s equations of Turbomachinery under the assumptions of zero exit swirl and alignment between the nozzle orientation and the Cin velocity vector. A power loss sub-model is also designed to account for the transmission loss associated with the power transfer between the turbine and compressor. The loss model is an empirical model and accounts for bearing friction and windage losses. Model validation results, for both steady state and transient operation, are shown.

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