The DNSlab simulation software was developed especially to characterize porous structures (fiber structures, open-pored foams, sinter structures, woven fabrics, piles of particles) regarding their properties in technical applications. The 3D model of the porous structure can be generated either by virtual mathematical methods, or it is imported from a tomography. Amongst others, by simulating flow and particles, for example the particle deposition efficiency of a porous filter medium can be computed with the DNSlab software.
Thus, the DNSlab software closes a gap in the current choice of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software tools. For example, the results of a DNSlab filtration simulation on the pore scale can be used as input for the simulation of a filter component part with established finite-volume software. By this, the development engineer now has available all software tools to quickly and cost-efficiently test and evaluate arbitrary constructional variants of a filter component part, including the application of different porous filter media.