Fast modeling of multi-phase mixture transport in piston/ring/liner system via GAN-augmented progressive modeling
Author(s)Zhang, Qin,Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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As a continued effort to advance the understanding of the power cylinder system and design capacities, we develop a modeling framework for multi-phase macro mixture transport that integrates all length scales, time scales and flow regimes using a hybrid approach combining deterministic modeling and machine learning. This framework considers various mechanical and physical processes including ring dynamics, gas flow, oil redistribution and multi-phase transport to paint a detailed picture of the global lubrication environment in the piston/ring/liner system. The main contributions of this thesis can be summarized as the following: 1) designed a modular architecture that decouples various processes to manage complex dependencies, 2) achieved fast inference of flow separation and vortices near ring gaps by a physics-informed Generative Adversarial Network, and 3) established a lower bound estimation of oil consumption based on the "healthy system" oil distribution pattern. This thesis provides a powerful modeling methodology that can achieve fast modeling and monitoring of oil consumption and PM emissions from IC engines, which is of immediate economic, environmental and health concern.
Thesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2020Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology