A 3D CFD Simulation for Optimization of Metal Fiber DPF System 2011-28-0123
Metal fiber DPF system is cheaper and more endurable than ceramic filter; however, the regeneration near the wall (outer layer) is difficult because of the heat loss and the less gas flow rate near the wall. In this study, a 3D CFD simulation is performed to find the flow control method for the more uniform mass flux for all filter layer. The major control factors are filter porosity, distribution plate and swirler. By placing the distribution plate in front of the filter the flow near the wall can be increased. The optimum place and size was chosen. The swirler can increase the flow more near the wall.