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A FRACTAL MODEL FOR PRESSURE DROP THROUGH A CIGARETTE FILTER

ABSTRACT
A fractal model for pressure drop through a cigarette filter is suggested, the fractal dimensions of both a single fiber and the filter's cross-sections are calculated, which are two main factors affecting the pressure drop. The two-scale transform is made to convert the fractal derivative model on a smaller scale to an approximate continuous model on a larger scale, so that the model can be easily solved. An optimal filter structure is suggested for minimal pressure drop.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2019-05-01
PAPER REVISED: 2019-10-28
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-10-28
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2020-06-21
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI2004653Y
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2020, VOLUME 24, ISSUE 4, PAGES [2653 - 2659]
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