Catalyst Models for Unsteady Flow Applications


The objective of this project is to develop a model of an automotive catalytic converter that is based on unsteady flow theory, rather than the steady flow assumptions that are traditionally used in the majority of existing catalyst models.  Steady flow models cannot simulate the propagation of pressure waves through the catalyst channels and so they cannot be integrated with commercially available engine simulation packages, all of which track the movement of pressure waves throughout the entire engine in order to calculate the true mass flow of gas into and out of the cylinder.

Catalyst Models for Unsteady Flow Applications

Lead Institution

Queen's University Belfast

Project Funding

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