TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY
Analysis of PowerCore automotive air filter was made and development of new alternative air filter was performed by increasing surface area of filtering material. New shape of construction of air filter was suggested by introducing double-layer filtering material. It was determined that effective surface area of the new design of air filter was increased 1.5 times comparing with the patented PowerCore item of the same size. Efficiency and strength of the new design air filter was evaluated calculating air flux rates, deformations and displacement in SolidWorks environment.