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Research Output 1997 2019

2013
spools
Reels
synthesis
notches
schedules
3 Citations (Scopus)

A new stabilizer for ltv internal model based system and its application to camless engine valve actuation

Song, X., Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Sep 11 2013, 2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013. p. 5276-5281 6 p. 6580660

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Engines
Disturbance rejection
Dynamic models
Stabilization
Control systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Design, modeling and control of a novel architecture for automatic transmissions

Mallela, V. & Sun, Z., Jan 1 2013, Aerial Vehicles; Aerospace Control; Alternative Energy; Automotive Control Systems; Battery Systems; Beams and Flexible Structures; Biologically-Inspired Control and its Applications;. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), V001T11A006. (ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clutches
Gears
Hydraulics
Hydraulic drives
Pressure control
2 Citations (Scopus)

Design and control of a direct fuel injector with rate shaping capability

Wu, C. & Sun, Z., Sep 11 2013, 2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013. p. 3637-3642 6 p. 6580394. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Needles
Feedback
Controllers
Orifices
Feedback control
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of control-oriented charge mixing model and experimental validation using graphical analysis

Yoon, Y., Sun, Z., Zhang, S. & Zhu, G. G., Sep 11 2013, 2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013. p. 4441-4446 6 p. 6580524

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gases
Thermodynamics
Engines
Engine cylinders
Ignition
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hybrid powertrain optimization with real-time traffic information

Mohd Zulkefli, M. A., Zheng, J., Sun, Z. & Liu, H., Jan 1 2013, Control, Monitoring, and Energy Harvesting of Vibratory Systems; Cooperative and Networked Control; Delay Systems; Dynamical Modeling and Diagnostics in Biomedical Systems;. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), DSCC2013-3919. (ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hybrid powertrains
Dynamic programming
Table lookup
Model predictive control
Fuel economy

Hydraulic free piston engine enabled by: Active motion control

Li, K. & Sun, Z., Jun 1 2013, Mechanical Engineering, 135, 6, p. 7-9 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Free piston engines
Motion control
Hydraulics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Investigation on the energy management strategy for hydraulic hybrid wheel loaders

Wang, F., Mohd Zulkefli, M. A., Sun, Z. & Stelson, K. A., Jan 1 2013, Aerial Vehicles; Aerospace Control; Alternative Energy; Automotive Control Systems; Battery Systems; Beams and Flexible Structures; Biologically-Inspired Control and its Applications;. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), V001T11A005. (ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Loaders
Energy management
Wheels
Hydraulics
Engines
18 Citations (Scopus)

Non-intrusive piston position measurement system using magnetic field measurements

Taghvaeeyan, S., Rajamani, R. & Sun, Z., Jul 31 2013, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 13, 8, p. 3106-3114 9 p., 6507540.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic field measurement
Position measurement
pistons
Pistons
Engine cylinders
1 Citation (Scopus)

Novel non-intrusive sensor for piston position measurement

Taghvaeeyan, S., Rajamani, R. & Sun, Z., Sep 11 2013, 2013 American Control Conference, ACC 2013. p. 3631-3636 6 p. 6580393

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Position measurement
Pistons
Engine cylinders
Magnetic fields
Sensors
13 Citations (Scopus)
Hybrid vehicles
Engines
Sustainable development
Powertrains
Energy management
2 Citations (Scopus)

Seatbelt and seatback control for occupant protection in frontal automotive collisions

Mott, M., Sun, Z. & Rajamani, R., Nov 25 2013, In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 51, 10, p. 1467-1488 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seats
Railroad cars
1 Citation (Scopus)

Transient control of a hydraulic free piston engine

Li, K., Zhang, C. & Sun, Z., Jan 1 2013, Aerial Vehicles; Aerospace Control; Alternative Energy; Automotive Control Systems; Battery Systems; Beams and Flexible Structures; Biologically-Inspired Control and its Applications;. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), V001T12A006. (ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free piston engines
Crankshafts
Hydraulics
Engines
Pistons
2012
3 Citations (Scopus)

A control oriented charge mixing and hcci combustion model for internal combustion engines

Zhang, S., Zhu, G. G., Yoon, Y. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2012, ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012. p. 321-327 7 p. (ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Internal combustion engines
Engine cylinders
Ignition
Intake valves
Hardware

A robust stabilizer for a time-varying internal model-based design

Zhang, Z., Lu, C., Sun, Z. & Ye, P., Dec 1 2012, ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012. p. 171-177 7 p. (ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Uncertainty
17 Citations (Scopus)

Design, modeling, and control of a novel automotive transmission clutch actuation system

Song, X., Wu, C. S. & Sun, Z., Jan 1 2012, In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 17, 3, p. 582-587 6 p., 6096418.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clutches
Feedback
Sensors
Fuel economy
Robust control
2 Citations (Scopus)

Investigation of time-varying internal model based control for camless engine valve actuation

Gillella, P., Song, X. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2012, In : Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. p. 3741-3746 6 p., 6426519.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Model-based Control
Time-varying
Engine
Engines
Internal
9 Citations (Scopus)

Motion control of a hydraulic free-piston engine

Li, K., Sadighi, A. & Sun, Z., Nov 26 2012, 2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012. p. 2878-2883 6 p. 6315480. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free piston engines
Crankshafts
Motion control
Hydraulics
Engines
68 Citations (Scopus)

Pressure-based clutch control for automotive transmissions using a sliding-mode controller

Song, X. & Sun, Z., Jan 1 2012, In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 17, 3, p. 534-546 13 p., 5720545.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clutches
Controllers
Pressure control
Torque control
Pressure sensors
7 Citations (Scopus)

Robust stabilization of discrete linear time varying internal model based system

Song, X., Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2012, ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012. p. 153-161 9 p. (ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stabilization
Convex optimization
Time varying systems
Feedback
14 Citations (Scopus)

Robust stabilizer design for Linear time varying internal model based control

Song, X., Wang, Y. & Sun, Z., Nov 26 2012, 2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012. p. 6727-6732 6 p. 6315382

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Disturbance rejection
Linear matrix inequalities
Stabilization
Control systems
8 Citations (Scopus)

SDP-based extremum seeking energy management strategy for a power-split hybrid electric vehicle

Wang, Y. & Sun, Z., Nov 26 2012, 2012 American Control Conference, ACC 2012. p. 553-558 6 p. 6315664. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Energy management
Hybrid vehicles
Dynamic programming
Feedback
Powertrains
2011
5 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of permanent magnet linear alternator and hydraulic free-piston engines

Sadighi, A., Li, K. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2011, ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011. p. 137-144 8 p. (ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free piston engines
Permanent magnets
Hydraulics
Pistons
Ignition

A novel method for CFD analysis of a two-zone mixing model for HCCI engines

McCuen, M. J., Sun, Z. & Zhu, G., Dec 1 2011, ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011. p. 671-676 6 p. (ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ignition
Computational fluid dynamics
Engines
Exhaust gases
Energy conversion
22 Citations (Scopus)

Automotive transmission clutch fill control using a customized dynamic programming method

Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, M. A., Sun, Z. & Miao, H. C., Sep 2 2011, In : Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME. 133, 5, 054503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clutches
dynamic programming
Clutches
Dynamic programming
dynamic models
17 Citations (Scopus)

Design, modeling, and control of a camless valve actuation system with internal feedback

Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Jun 1 2011, In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 16, 3, p. 527-539 13 p., 5445016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feedback
Closed loop systems
Trajectories
Engines
Motion control
4 Citations (Scopus)

Hybrid powertrain control with a rapid prototyping research platform

Wang, Y., Song, X. & Sun, Z., Sep 29 2011, Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011. p. 997-1002 6 p. 5991490. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hybrid powertrains
Rapid prototyping
Dynamometers
Controllers
Torque
1 Citation (Scopus)

Iterative learning control of a camless valve actuation system with internal feedback

Heinzen, A., Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Sep 29 2011, Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011. p. 408-413 6 p. 5991353. (Proceedings of the American Control Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Feedback
Engines
Controllers
Hydraulics
Testing
14 Citations (Scopus)

Iterative learning control of a fully flexible valve actuation system for non-throttled engine load control

Heinzen, A., Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2011, In : Control Engineering Practice. 19, 12, p. 1490-1505 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iterative Learning Control
Engine
Engines
Feedback
Torque
14 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling, control, and experimental validation of a transient hydrostatic dynamometer

Wang, Y., Sun, Z. & Stelson, K. A., Nov 1 2011, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 19, 6, p. 1578-1586 9 p., 5620934.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamometers
Hybrid powertrains
Engines
Feedback linearization
Powertrains
38 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling and control of a novel pressure regulation mechanism for common rail fuel injection systems

Gupta, V. K., Zhang, Z. & Sun, Z., Jul 1 2011, In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 35, 7, p. 3473-3483 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pressure regulation
Fuel injection
Rails
Injection
Modeling

Spool valve with arbitrary area-schedule and application to a camless engine valve actuator

Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2011, ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011. p. 355-362 8 p. (ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reels
Actuators
Engines
Orifices
Hydraulic actuators
11 Citations (Scopus)

Stability analysis of a hydraulic free piston engine with HCCI combustion

Li, K. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2011, ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011. p. 655-662 8 p. (ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free piston engines
Ignition
Hydraulics
Gases
Pistons
2010
10 Citations (Scopus)

A control oriented SI and HCCI hybrid combustion model for internal combustion engines

Yang, X., Zhu, G. G. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 657-664 8 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Internal combustion engines
Electric sparks
Ignition
Combustion knock
Exhaust gas recirculation
12 Citations (Scopus)

An internal model-based tracking control for a class of uncertain linear time-varying systems

Zhang, Z., Sun, Z. & Ye, P., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 563-569 7 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Time varying systems
Uncertain systems
Scheduling
Feedback

A novel automotive transmission clutch control mechanism

Mohd Zulkefli, M. A., Song, X., Sun, Z. & Miao, H. C., Jan 1 2010, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009. PART B ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), p. 1531-1538 8 p. (Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009; no. PART B).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clutches
Feedback
Sensors
Fuel economy
Dynamic models
23 Citations (Scopus)
Time varying systems
submerging
tracking problem
Feedback
Disturbance rejection

A novel pressure control mechanism for common rail fuel injection systems

Gupta, V. K., Zhang, Z. & Sun, Z., Jan 1 2010, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009. PART B ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), p. 1539-1546 8 p. (Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009; no. PART B).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pressure control
Fuel injection
Rails
Internal combustion engines
Piezoelectric actuators
18 Citations (Scopus)

Automotive transmission clutch fill optimal control: An experimental investigation

Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, M. A. & Sun, Z., Oct 15 2010, Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010. p. 2748-2753 6 p. 5531417. (Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clutches
Dynamic programming
Dynamic models
Synchronization

Chemical composition modeling of a two-zone control-oriented mixing model for homogeneous charge compression ignition engines

McCuen, M. J., Sun, Z. & Zhu, G., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 101-107 7 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ignition
Engines
Chemical analysis
Exhaust gases
Propulsion
8 Citations (Scopus)

Control-oriented mixing model for Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engines

McCuen, M. J., Sun, Z. & Zhu, G., Oct 15 2010, Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010. p. 3809-3816 8 p. 5530670. (Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ignition
Engine cylinders
Engines
Flow of fluids
Intake valves
5 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling, analysis, and optimal design of the automotive transmission ball capsule system

Song, X., Mohd Zulkefli, M. A., Sun, Z. & Miao, H. C., Mar 1 2010, In : Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME. 132, 2, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

clutches
Clutches
capsules
balls
chambers
7 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling of a two-stroke free-piston engine with HCCI combustion

Li, K., Santiago, W. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 117-124 8 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free piston engines
Ignition
Engines
Hydraulics
Pumps
34 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling, control, and hardware-in-the-loop simulation of an automated manual transmission

Song, X. Y., Sun, Z., Yang, X. J. & Zhu, G. M., Feb 1 2010, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 224, 2, p. 143-160 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clutches
Hardware
Rapid prototyping
Dynamic models
Engines

Nonlinear tracking control of a transient hydrostatic dynamometer for hybrid powertrain research

Wang, Y., Sun, Z. & Stelson, K. A., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 61-68 8 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hybrid powertrains
Dynamometers
Pressure control
Engines
Bandwidth
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tracking control of periodic signals with varying magnitude and its application to hybrid powertrain

Song, X., Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 77-84 8 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hybrid powertrains
Hybrid vehicles
Switches
Sampling
Engines
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transient control of a camless valve actuation system using a time-varying repetitive controller

Gillella, P. & Sun, Z., Dec 1 2010, ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010. p. 53-60 8 p. (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Controllers
Engines
Camshafts
Motion control
Internal combustion engines
50 Citations (Scopus)

Transient control of electro-hydraulic fully flexible engine valve actuation system

Sun, Z. & Kuo, T. W., May 1 2010, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 18, 3, p. 613-621 9 p., 5208209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydraulics
Engines
Robust control
Camshafts
Fuel economy
2009

A novel internal model-based tracking control for a class of linear time-varying plants

Zhang, Z. & Sun, Z., Nov 23 2009, 2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009. p. 5339-5344 6 p. 5160671

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Time varying systems
Differential equations
Feedback
22 Citations (Scopus)
Cams
Internal combustion engines
actuation
Camshafts
Feedback