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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 321085, 10 pages
Research Article

Structure Optimization Design of the Electronically Controlled Fuel Control Rod System in a Diesel Engine

School of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Received 30 July 2014; Accepted 24 October 2014

Academic Editor: Hong Chen

Copyright © 2015 Hui Jin and Haosen Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Poor ride comfort and shorter clutch life span are the key factors restricting the commercialization of automated manual transmission (AMT). For nonelectrically controlled engines or AMT where cooperative control between the engine and the transmission is not realizable, applying electronically controlled fuel control rod systems (ECFCRS) is an effective way to solve these problems. By applying design software such as CATIA, Matlab and Simulink, and MSC Adams, a suite of optimization design methods for ECFCRS drive mechanisms are developed here. Based on these new methods, design requirements can be analyzed comprehensively and the design scheme can be modified easily, thus greatly shortening the design cycle. The bench tests and real vehicle tests indicate that the system developed achieves preferable engine speed following-up performance and engine speed regulating performance. The method developed has significance as a reference for developing other vehicle systems.