Culbertson, D., Khair, M., Pradun, J., Petry, H. et al., "A Simulation Study of Electrically Heating Diesel Exhaust," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0927, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0927.
Modifications have been made to the calibration and control of Diesel engines to increase the temperature of the exhaust especially in cold weather and part load operation. The main purpose for this advanced calibration is to enable the reduction of emissions by improving catalytic activity. An alternative method for increasing exhaust temperature is providing electric heat. Test results show the feasibility of applying various amounts of electric heat and the related increases in exhaust temperature as well as speed of heating. Simulation modeling extends the application of electric heat to a complete engine map and explores the potential impact on engine performance and emission reduction benefits.