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Engine control techniques to account for fuel effects

United States Patent

August 26, 2014
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A technique for engine control to account for fuel effects including providing an internal combustion engine and a controller to regulate operation thereof, the engine being operable to combust a fuel to produce an exhaust gas; establishing a plurality of fuel property inputs; establishing a plurality of engine performance inputs; generating engine control information as a function of the fuel property inputs and the engine performance inputs; and accessing the engine control information with the controller to regulate at least one engine operating parameter.
Kumar; Shankar (Columbus, IN), Frazier; Timothy R. (Columbus, IN), Stanton; Donald W. (Columbus, IN), Xu; Yi (Media, PA), Bunting; Bruce G. (Knoxville, TN), Wolf; Leslie R. (Naperville, IL)
Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN)
12/ 916,872
November 1, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The present invention was made with Government assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42418. The U.S. Federal Government may have certain rights therein.