Using Cantera for combustion problems Email This Post Print This Post

A previous post presented Cantera, a package for thermodynamics, kinetic and transport calculations. Cantera is a function library with object-oriented features that can be use in C++, Fortran, Matlab, and Python applications. One of its main strength may be the functions for combustion problems. In this sense it is possible to do equilibrium and kinetic calculations.

Let us talk about an easy sample which you wish to calculate the adiabatic flame temperature for stoichiometric combustion of methane using air:
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Simulating dynamic tanks in EMSO (Part 3) Email This Post Print This Post

This is the last post of series simulating dynamic tanks using EMSO simulator. The first one shows the direct implementation of the dynamic tanks case using the modeling language of EMSO that applies concepts of object-oriented languages (part 1). The second one used (part 2) resources of EMSO GUI to link models to figures and create a block diagram of the process from the connection among them.
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Simulating dynamic tanks in EMSO (Part 2) Email This Post Print This Post

This is the second part of our text “Simulating a dynamic tank in EMSO”. The first part shows the basic theory about EMSO modeling language applied to model a dynamic tank. The code to a single tank was implemented and expanded to a set of tanks in series.

Fig. 1. Dynamic tanks in series.

Fig. 1. Dynamic tanks in series.


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Simulating dynamic tanks in EMSO (Part 1) Email This Post Print This Post

This post starts to our section of HOW-TO texts. My objetive with this specific post is to introduce using some free tools to different applications.

A classic problem in process engineering is the case of a dynamic tank where the output flow is proportional to its level (Fig. 1). This example is part of EMSO tutorial so that more details would be to consult in the EMSO manual.

Fig. 1. Dynamic tank.

Fig. 1. Dynamic tank.

In this approaching, the problem of dynamic tank involves 3 variables and 2 parameters such below:
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ReactorLab Email This Post Print This Post

The Reactor Lab is a didactic software program that provides simulations of a variety of chemical reactors. Students can actively learn about chemical reactions and reactors by performing experiments and analyzing data – quickly, safely, and inexpensively. The program can be downloaded free of charge and is available for most computers and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The Lab is not a general purpose simulator.
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