Sakhare, Devendra Kumar and Singh, Sripal (2014) Study of Velocity and Pressure Distribution Characteristics Inside of Catalytic Converter Geometry with Fluent 2D - Modeling & Simulation. International Journal of Computational Engineering Research, 4 (12). pp. 28-33. ISSN 2250 – 3005

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Catalytic Converters used in modern days Automobiles play a very important role towards reducing the harmful pollutants entering into our local environment. The efficiency of Catalytic converter solely depends upon the Geometry & Catalyst elements used. This paper reports the investigation made on two designs of Catalytic converter geometry namely Cylindrical & Convergent–Divergent shape. The Velocity & Pressure drop characteristics inside the converter have been described by using FLUENT 2D-Modeling flow through Porous media. GAMBIT was use as pre-processing tool for geometry creation & meshing. The detail study shows that the Cylindrical Catalytic converter creates more pressure drop as compared to the Convergent-Divergent shape and the NOx conversion efficiency is also high in the Cylindrical Catalytic converter. The simulation results of Velocity variation & Pressure drop characteristics in these two geometries are validated with the laboratory results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catalytic Converter, DeNOx catalyst, Modeling & Simulation, Porous media, GAMBIT, FLUENT-CFD
Subjects: Coal Gesification
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 04:47

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