Jacob, P J, Gu, Fengshou and Ball, Andrew (1999) Non-parametric models in the monitoring of engine performance and condition: Part 1: modelling of non-linear engine processes. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part D Journal of Automobile Engineering, 213 (1). pp. 73-81. ISSN 0954-4070

This paper proposes the use of radial basis function (RBF) networks in the modelling of non-linear engine processes. A pertinent application of such a model is the reconstruction of cylinder pressure based upon the instantaneous angular velocity of the engine crankshaft. Distinction is made between parametric and non-parametric models and applications to which each is suited. The structure of an RBF model is presented and the use of this model in combustion pressure reconstruction is discussed. The paper concludes with a treatment of the practicalities associated with the implementation of an RBF model to typify a non-linear engine process.

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