Modelling Pressure Losses in Gasoline Particulate Filters in High Flow Regimes and Temperatures

Marco Prantoni, Svetlana Aleksandrova, Humberto Medina, Jonathan Saul, Stephen Benjamin, Oscar Garcia-Afonso

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This study presents a one-dimensional model for the prediction of the pressure loss across a wall-flow gasoline particulate filter (GPF). The model is an extension of the earlier models of Bissett [1] and Kostandopoulos and Johnson [2] to the turbulent flow regime, which may occur at high flow rates and temperatures characteristic of gasoline engine exhaust. A strength of the proposed model is that only one parameter (wall permeability) needs to be calibrated. An experimental study of flow losses for cold and hot flow is presented, and a good agreement is demonstrated. Unlike zero-dimensional models, this model provides information about the flow along the channels and thus can be extended for studies of soot and ash accumulation, heat transfer and reaction kinetics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2019-01-2330
Number of pages14
JournalSAE Technical Paper Series
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2019
Event2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants International Meeting - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 26 Aug 201929 Aug 2019


  • Aftertreatment
  • GPF
  • Particulate Matter
  • Pressure Loss
  • Modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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