CM11MKII - Software mimic diagram
The Armeld CM11MKII is a sel-contained integrated,multi-cylinder engine, dynamometer and instrumen-tation system, based on a VAG (Volkswagon AutomotiveGroup) 1.2 Litre, 3-cylinder engine, as used in anumber o VAG cars. This engine is a modern design,with electronic engine management o ignition anduel injection settings. The Armeld CM11MKII can be run on a wide variety o biouels and ethanol mixes. It can be used or uel testingand comparison exercises. (Ater each run on non-standard uel, the engine should be run or a short time onstandard gasoline.)
An eddy current dynamometer provides a variableload on the engine, enabling the characteristic powerand torque curves to be reproduced in the laboratory. The system comes complete with extensive instrumentation,including RPM measurement, torque (rom which powercan be calculated), plus various temperatures, pressuresand ows (see Technical Specication).
The whole system is designed to be linked to a computerusing the sotware provided. This provides real timemonitoring o the various sensors, with a wide rangeo data logging and graphical display options. Thedynamometer and throttle can both be controlledelectronically, which makes installation into a closedtest cell very straightorward, and enables or remoteoperation. A saety ‘watchdog’ acility ensures thesystem shuts down saely in the event o computerailure or sotware lock-ups. The interaces are compatible with packages such asLabVIEW and MatLab or users who wish to providetheir own control and monitoring sotware. A urtheradvantage o the computer control is that stable RPMreadings can be easily achieved using the closed loopcontrol unction on the dynamometer drive.A closed loop primary water-cooling system isincorporated, complete with a heat exchanger orconnecting into a secondary cold water supply.A eature o the system is the engine control unit(ECU), which controls the ignition timing and uelinjection characteristics. The user has ull access tothis inormation, and advanced users can vary theparameters to explore engine perormance underdiferent conditions.Also the injector opening times are available romthe ECU sotware and they can be used to calculateaccurate uel consumption. The ECU sotware can either be run on the samecomputer as is used or control and data logging,or can be run on a separate computer, according touser preerence.
Engine model: VAG type AWYDisplacement: 1198ccBore: 76.5mmStroke: 86.9mmCylinders: 3 (6 valve)Nominal power: 40kW @ 4700 rpm
(running on gasoline)
106Nm @ 3750 rpm
(running on gasoline)
Dynamometer type: Eddy currentCooling: Air cooledMax Power: 55kW or 20 minutes
Instrumentation and Sensors:
Engine speed counterLoad cell to measure torqueInlet air ow measured by orice plateInlet air temperatureSecondary cooling water ow and temperatures(inlet and outlet)Lambda sensor (wideband)