The torque ratio concept for combustion monitoring of internal combustion engines
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

This work presents a method to analyze combustion events in an internal combustion engine, called the torque ratio concept. The method is based on crankshaft torque measurements, but an extension to angular speed measurements is possible. The torque ratio concept provides a parametrized model for the combustion progress from which e.g. combustion phasing can be extracted. The torque ratio concept is derived mathematically and related theoretically to other combustion analysis methods, such as pressure ratio and net heat release. Finally, analysis on recorded data from a five cylinder spark ignited engine verifies the relationships between the three methods. For combustion phasing, the 50% torque ratio is an equivalent measure to 50% pressure ratio and can be transformed into the 50% net heat release position by using a derived volume ratio function.

System identification

Automotive application

Engine management systems

Mechanical system

Inverse filtering


Ingemar Andersson

Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

Mikael Thor

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Reglerteknik

Tomas McKelvey

Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signalbehandling

Control Engineering Practice

0967-0661 (ISSN)

Vol. 20 561-568