Within the automotive powertrain industry, the engine operating point is an important part of the vehicle’s performance and emissions. The engine operating point determined by the engine speed and torque, impacts fuel consumption, available propulsion power, and emissions. The Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) is commonly used as an effective measure of engine performance.
This webinar demonstrates a method of determining an optimal set of operating points for an internal combustion engine based on the BSFC. This technique is then demonstrated using a powertrain model in MapleSim, running and analyzing simulations of a city drive cycle to illustrate the potential gains.