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, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 40–45 | Cite as

Design of Experiments in Large Diesel Engine Optimisation

  • Sven Fritz
  • Harald Hötzendorfer
  • Michael Koller
Development Testing

Simulation has considerably reduced the time needed for hot engine testing. By determining and optimising procedures which still need to be performed on the test bed, AVL and MTU use design of experiment methodology to precisely tailor test strategies to the targeted data. Reductions in fuel consumed, emissions released into the atmosphere and expensive test bed occupancy result.

Optimum use of test bed time

The application of Design of Experiment (DoE) methods for the efficient population of control maps has been established as standard practice for the calibration of large engines in the power range from 270 kW to 7600 kW. The use of calibration and optimisation tools, such as the CAMEO application from AVL, support the creation of efficient test programmes; the automated execution of test plans on engine test beds; the subsequent evaluation of measured data; and the population of the maps of the electronic control unit (ECU).

The data models created during the evaluation process not...


Electronic Control Unit Test Space Boost Pressure Rail Pressure Peak Cylinder Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Fritz
    • 1
  • Harald Hötzendorfer
    • 2
  • Michael Koller
    • 1
  1. 1.MTU Friedrichshafen GmbHFriedrichshafenGermany
  2. 2.AVL List GmbHGrazAustria

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