Towards integrated powertrain control: thermal management of NG heated catalyst system

J.T.B.A. Kessels, D.L. Foster, W.A.J. Bleuanus

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Abstract

Towards Integrated Powertrain Control: Thermal Management of NG Heated Catalyst System — The conversion efficiency of catalytic converters is mainly defined by the temperature range wherein they are operating. Traditionally, ignition retard has been used to reduce the light-off time of the catalyst. This is however associated with a fuel penalty. With increasing vehicle electrification, external heating facilities present an alternative, especially for hybrid vehicles. Nevertheless, system complexity of hybrid vehicles prevents engineers to evaluate possible heating technologies with respect to traditional solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. Les Rencontres scientifiques de l'IFP - Advances in Hybrid Powertrains, 25-26 November 2008, Rueil-Malmaison, Fr.
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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