Multi-scale modeling of automotive catalytic converters

  • Author / Creator
    Fadic Eulefi, Anton
  • In this work the Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling of the Automotive Catalytic Converter is comprehensively performed, including the study of the Flow Field distribution and the Temperature distribution under cold, non-reacting flow for six different monolith properties. A sensitivity study of some key lengths values was also performed. Later, the effect of the reactions is included by using an example reaction of Ammonia oxidation, which by the use of the multi-scale lookup tables technique allows to model the sub-grid effects of diffusion into the washcoat, that otherwise would be impossible to consider properly with alternatives modeling approaches.

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    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Robert E. Hayes
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Carlos Lange (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Bob Koch (Mechanical Engineering)