Date of Award

7-11-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Oriet, Leo

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In this competitive era, there is an increasing demand to address the problem of powertrain matching in automobiles, one amongst the significant technologies out in the market that addresses such a problem, is cylinder deactivation technology. While this technology mitigates the part load losses in an automobile, due to its method of operation, is subjected to frictional losses from the deactivated cylinders, which hinder the additional benefit that could otherwise be capitalised on, to improve the fuel economy. For this reason, a new strategy is presented through this thesis, which eliminates the above discussed frictional losses even while addressing the part load performance of the engine.

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