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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

3 - Software Tools for the Support of Calculation of Combustion and Reacting Flows

from Part I - Basic Components of Chemical Nonequilibrium Models


Modern kinetic mechanisms are intricate and can comprise tens of substances and hundreds of reactions [46, 95, 96]. For example, paper [97] deals with low-temperature decomposition of hydrocarbons to analyze the combustion mechanism totaling 340 substances and 3400 reactions. The authors of [98] exploited the combustion mechanism including 120 substances and 721 reactions for simulation of n-decane ignition. In the calculation of the oxidation of hydrocarbons described in [99], a mechanism comprising 71 substances and 417 reactions was analyzed.