EGR system for an internal combustion engine that feeds exhaust gas independent of intake air

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PATENT NO 8931462





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An internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle has a multi-channel fresh gas system with a plurality of fresh gas lines leading to different cylinder groups. At least one shut-off element is connected in each of the fresh gas lines and coupled to a control and/or regulating device. A multi-channel exhaust system for the discharge of exhaust gas out of the cylinders has a plurality of exhaust lines leading away from the different cylinder groups. A multi-channel exhaust-gas recirculation system has exhaust-gas recirculation lines, for recirculating exhaust gas from the exhaust system to the fresh gas system. The method and device utilize crossed-channel exhaust-gas recirculation, in which the exhaust-gas recirculation lines branching off from the exhaust lines of a certain channel lead back in each case to fresh gas lines of a different channel. The shut-off elements of the individual fresh gas lines are actuated such that a fresh gas line which is shut off from the fresh gas supply by a shut-off element is supplied with exhaust gas from an exhaust line of a different channel, whose associated fresh gas line is not shut off from the fresh gas supply, via an exhaust-gas recirculation line.

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Pappenheimer, Andreas Ellingen, DE 4 11

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