Development of Method for Predicting Efficiency of Oil Mist Separators 2000-01-1234
The inflow of oil mist particles contained in blow-by gas into the intake system worsens emissions. A higher performance oil mist separator system is required to meet emission regulations which will inevitably become stricter in the future.
In developing the oil mist separator, however, much of the development time in the past was spent in carrying out repeated tests and studying separator designs.
We, therefore, have improved the separator development process by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which added several new ideas to improve the analysis accuracy.
The comparison of calculated results and experimental results has confirmed that a sufficient accuracy can be obtained to make this method applicable for practical use.