Prediction Capabilities of a One-dimensional Wall-flow ‎Particulate Filter Model

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN), School of Engineering and Architecture, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna,‎ Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy

2 Department of Science and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,‎ Viale A. Allegri 9, 42121 Reggio Emilia, Italy


This work is focused on the formulation of a numerical model for prediction of flow field inside a particulate filter. More specifically, a one-dimensional mathematical model of the gas flow in a particulate trap-cell is deduced and solved numerically. The results are given in terms of velocity, pressure, and filtration velocity. In addition, the dependence of the pressure drop on the main governing parameters has been investigated. More specifically, the permeability of the porous medium and the hydraulic diameter play a fundamental role in the pressure drop.


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