An integrated computational model for the optimisation of monolith catalytic converters

R. Clarkson, Stephen F. Benjamin, T. Jasper, N. Girgls

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Abstract

With the increasingly widespread use of catalytic converters for meeting exhaust emission regulations, considerable attention is currently being directed towards improving their performance. Experimental analysis is costly and time consuming. A desirable alternative would be a computational model based on established numerical techniques. To this end a transient three-dimensional model has been developed using a commercial CFD code. It simulates the fluid dynamics, chemical kinetics and heat and mass transfer that takes place in catalysts and their associated assembly. As a result the model can be used to predict important performance parameters such as conversion efficiency, incurred pressure drop and the thermal environment. Publisher statement: Copyright © 1993 SAE International. This paper is posted on this site with permission from SAE International and is for viewing only. It may not be stored on any additional repositories or retrieval systems. Further use or distribution is not permitted without permission from SAE.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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NameSAE technical paper
PublisherSAE

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Catalytic converters
Fluid dynamics
Reaction kinetics
Conversion efficiency
Pressure drop
Computational fluid dynamics
Mass transfer
Heat transfer
Catalysts

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Copyright © 1993 SAE International. This paper is posted on this site with permission from SAE International and is for viewing only. It may not be stored on any additional repositories or retrieval systems. Further use or distribution is not permitted without permission from SAE.

Keywords

  • automotive
  • simulation and modeling
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • emissions
  • exhaust systems
  • catalytic converters

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