The Department has participated in the development of Silicon Carbide wall flow filters for removing particulate matter from diesel exhaust gases. These filters have shown excellent thermal properties, and have eliminated thermal failures in practical applications. In order to better understand the effects of material and design parameters, a computer simulation model is being deve-loped to predict the thermodynamic behaviour of these filters during their regeneration. The high thermal conductivity of SiC has been shown to be a major factor in the reduction of thermal loading.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/1989 → 01/06/1999|