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Experimental investigation and simulation of catalytic converter performance

Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Nurhafez, Muhammed (2005) Experimental investigation and simulation of catalytic converter performance. In: 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT 2005), 19 - 22 September, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of an experimental study of the performance and conversion efficiencies of ceramic monolith three-way catalytic converters (TWCC) employed in automotive exhaust lines for the reduction of gasoline emissions. Two ceramic converters of different cell density, substrate length, hydraulic channel diameter and wall thickness were studied to investigate the effect of varying key parameters on conversion efficiencies and pressure drop. Based on the emission test results, the conversion efficiencies from both converters were calculated and evaluated. Simulation program using commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software packages, GAMBIT and FLUENT 6.1 was used to verify experimental results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3628/1684
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three-way catalytic converters (TWCC), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), conversion efficiency, substrate, energy dispersive analysis
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1684

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