A Phenomenological Knock Model for the Development of Future Engine Concepts

  • Alexander Fandakov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIX
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-233

About this book


The majority of 0D/1D knock models available today are known for their poor accuracy and the great effort needed for their calibration. Alexander Fandakov presents a novel, extensively validated phenomenological knock model for the development of future engine concepts within a 0D/1D simulation environment that has one engine-specific calibration parameter. Benchmarks against the models commonly used in the automotive industry reveal the huge gain in knock boundary prediction accuracy achieved with the approach proposed in this work. Thus, the new knock model contributes substantially to the efficient design of spark ignition engines employing technologies such as full-load exhaust gas recirculation, water injection, variable compression ratio or lean combustion.

  • Experimental Investigations and Thermodynamic Analysis
  • Unburnt Mixture Auto-Ignition Prediction
  • Knock Occurrence Criterion
  • Knock Model Validation
Target Groups 
  • Researchers and students in the field of automotive engineering, especially internal combustion engine simulation and modeling
  • Automotive powertrain developers and automotive engineers in general
About the Author
Alexander Fandakov holds a PhD in automotive powertrain engineering from the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Currently, he is working as an advanced powertrain development engineer in the automotive industry.


Spark Ignition Engines Engine Knock Prediction Modeling and Simulation Combustion Future Engine Concepts Exhaust Gas Recirculation Water Injection Variable Compression Ratio Lean Burn Fuel Properties Two-Stage Auto-Ignition Thermal Boundary Layer

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Fandakov
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  1. 1.IVK, Fakultät 7 Lehrstuhl für FahrzeugantriebUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24874-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24875-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2567-0042
  • Series Online ISSN 2567-0352
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