The prediction of diesel engine NOx emissions using artificial neural network / Mohd Mahadzir Mohammud and Khairil Faizi Mustafa

Mohammud, Mohd Mahadzir and Mustafa, Khairil Faizi (2003) The prediction of diesel engine NOx emissions using artificial neural network / Mohd Mahadzir Mohammud and Khairil Faizi Mustafa. ESTEEM Academic Journal, 1: 1. ISSN 2289-4934

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This paper describes an experimental and computer simulation studies used to develop a suitable algorithm to predict and control the oxides of nitrogen (NO ) emitted from the Yanmar L60AE-D single cylinder direct injection diesel engine, fitted in a Cusson's Engine Test Bed Model P8160. NOx contained in the exhaust gases of diesel engines have been identified as elements responsible for polluting our atmosphere. In order to reduce or to control diesel engine polluting emissions, the formation mechanism of NOx can be predicted. A neural network model is developed to obtain the NOx emission concentration under various operating condition. The neural network, well suited for non-linear phenomena modelization, is able to deal with high uncertainly input level and able to
operate outside of their range of training experience. A feedforward neural network structure has been selected with a backpropagation training procedure. Four operating parameters (engine speed, engine load, exhaust temperature and air fuel ratio) have been used as an input data in the modelling process. The modelling algorithm implemented, takes a large set of measurements to learn how to predict the NOx emission from four operating parameters. The predicted values obtained using neural network model are compared with the experimental values. The studies show that the predicted results are in good agreement with experimental values, within less 9 % relative error.


Item Type: Article
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Mohammud, Mohd Mahadzir
Mustafa, Khairil Faizi
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Academic Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Academic Journal (EAJ)
ISSN: 2289-4934
Volume: 1
Keywords: NOx prediction, NOx emission simulation, NOx data collection and modeling, Diesel engine modeling, Neural networks
Date: 2003
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