Combustion Engine Diagnosis

Model-based Condition Monitoring of Gasoline and Diesel Engines and their Components

  • Rolf Isermann

Part of the ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch book series (ATZMTZ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
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  3. Supervision, Fault Detection and Diagnosis Methods

  4. Diagnosis of Internal Combustion Engines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
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  5. Diagnosis of Electric Drives, Motors and Actuators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
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  6. Fault-Tolerant Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
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  7. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-303

About this book


This book offers first a short introduction to advanced supervision, fault detection and diagnosis methods. It then describes model-based methods of fault detection and diagnosis for the main components of gasoline and diesel engines, such as the intake system, fuel supply, fuel injection, combustion process, turbocharger, exhaust system and exhaust gas aftertreatment. Additionally, model-based fault diagnosis of electrical motors, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators and fault-tolerant systems is treated. In general series production sensors are used. It includes abundant experimental results showing the detection and diagnosis quality of implemented faults.

Written for automotive engineers in practice, it is also of interest to graduate students of mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science.

The Content

Introduction.- I SUPERVISION, FAULT DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS METHODS.- Supervision, Fault-Detection and Fault-Diagnosis Methods - a short Introduction.- II DIAGNOSIS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES.- On the Control and Diagnosis of Combustion Engines.- Gasoline Engine Diagnosis.- Diesel Engine Diagnosis.- III DIAGNOSIS OF ELECTRICAL DRIVES, MOTORS AND ACTUATORS.- Electrical Motors, Actuators.- IV FAULT-TOLERANT SYSTEMS.- Fault-tolerant sensors and actuators.- V APPENDIX.- Terminology for Fault Diagnosis.

The Target Group

Written for automotive engineers in practice, it is also of interest to graduate students of mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science.

The Author

Rolf Isermann studied Mechanical Engineering and obtained the Dr.-Ing. degree in 1965 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In 1972 he became Professor in Control Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. From 1977-2006 he was Professor for Control Systems and Process Automation at the Institute of Automatic Control of the Darmstadt University of Technology. Since 2006 he is Professor emeritus and is head of the Research Group for Control Systems and Process Automation in the same institution. R. Isermann received the Dr. h.c. (honoris causa) from L'Université Libre de Bruxelles and from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. In 1996 he was awarded by the “VDE-Ehrenring”, and in 2007 by “VDI-Ehrenmitglied”. The MIT Technology Review Magazine awarded him in 2003 to the Top Ten of Emerging Technologies in Mechatronics. In 2010 he received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME: highest scientific award for lifetime achievements), and in 2016 the IFAC lifetime achievement award for mechatronics.


Actuators Combustion Diesel Engine Electromotor Exhaust Fault Detection Fault Diagnosis Fuel Supply Gasoline Engine Intake System Internal Combustion Engine On-board Diagnosis Turbocharger

Authors and affiliations

  • Rolf Isermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität Darmstadt DarmstadtGermany

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