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andrea.pasquali September 16, 2009 03:40

Car Air Filter
Dear Foamers,
I'm new in OpenFOAM. I want to model a Car Air Filter.
Do anyone know this case? How can I model it?

Thanks in advance for any reply!


gwierink September 17, 2009 03:17

Hi Andrea,

I don't know your case, but I do know there is a solver for porous media in OpenFOAM. Perhaps that's usable to model the filter. Do you have a mesh etc?



andrea.pasquali September 17, 2009 06:03

Hi Gijs,

Thank you for your hint! I saw it, it's rhoPorousSimpleFoam and now I'm join with it.
I don't get mesh yet; I'm waiting for the CAD model.



andrea.pasquali October 1, 2009 10:27

I have got mesh of air filter. I tried it with "rhoPorousSimpleFoam" and the run seems very well.
Now I want to run a transient case but there is not "rhoPorousTurbFoam".
Can I use "rhoTurbFoam" or I should use "turbFoam"? Now I'm trying the first but I think that porousZone doesn't run beacause I don't see "Creating porous zone: porosity" in the log file.
Another question: why when I make mapField I can't restart the run from the mapField condition? I obtain "floating point exception" and the run die.

thanks in advance for any aids


theja October 21, 2011 08:31

indoor air purifier
dear foamers

i am trying to model a indoor air purifier which consists of 90% air and 10% of dust please suggest a suitable solver for the problem

thanking you in advance

ljacobs12 December 1, 2011 11:58

I asked before but no one responded. I don't know anything about air filters and I have really dumb question to prove it. Let me start out by saying that I am a girl and I know nothing about cars. For the past month my husband has been talking about how his car needs a new air filter and I'm going to surprise him by buying one and installing it in his truck! Step one was to start searching for where to buy them. I looked online and found this website that sells discount filters. I have no idea if these filters are the same kind of filters that go in vehicles. Can someone tell me if there is a difference between house air filters and car air filters? Does that place have the car kind? My second question is how to install them into the truck? Seriously, thank you so much for any help! Try to hurry with your answers, I want to have this done by this weekend!

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