Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-1433
2020-04-14

Parametric Representation of Pressure Drop during Particulate Filter Loading 2020-01-1433

Improved understanding and compact descriptions of the pressure drop evolution of Particulate Filters (both for diesel and gasoline powered vehicles) are always in demand for intelligent implementations of exhaust emission system monitoring and control. In the present paper we revisit the loading process of a particulate filter focusing on a parametric description of the deep bed-to-cake transition in the light of recent progress in the understanding of soot deposit structure, growth dynamics and evolution. Combining experimental data, simulation models and information theoretic concepts we provide a closed-form representation of the entire evolution of pressure drop (from the initial clean state up to the evolving linear cake growth regime) parameterized in terms of the physical parameters of the system (filter and particle structure/geometry and flow properties). The representation is shown to be in excellent agreement with the available experimental data and it can be easily implemented for on-board monitoring/control of particulate filter systems.

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