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Structure and pressure drop of real and virtual metal wire meshes

  • An efficient mathematical model to virtually generate woven metal wire meshes is presented. The accuracy of this model is verified by the comparison of virtual structures with three-dimensional images of real meshes, which are produced via computer tomography. Virtual structures are generated for three types of metal wire meshes using only easy to measure parameters. For these geometries the velocity-dependent pressure drop is simulated and compared with measurements performed by the GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG. The simulation results lie within the tolerances of the measurements. The generation of the structures and the numerical simulations were done at GKD using the Fraunhofer GeoDict software.

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Author:M. Knefel, E. Wegenke, A. Wiegmann, S. Rief, E. Glatt
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-29788
Serie (Series number):Berichte des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM Report) (157)
Document Type:Report
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2012/04/18
Year of Publication:2009
Publishing Institute:Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Date of the Publication (Server):2012/04/18
Number of page:17
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fraunhofer (ITWM)
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
MSC-Classification (mathematics):00-XX GENERAL
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vom 15.02.2012