Cantera Email This Post Print This Post


I feel comfortable writing some words about Cantera, an open source tool, because I have been an user for approximately 2 years. I will use words of project itself to introduce it:

Cantera is a suite of object-oriented software tools for problems involving chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and/or transport processes. An object-oriented tool means a wide range of applications since independent compiled code to external software integration.

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EMSO Installation on Ubuntu Email This Post Print This Post

NEW: Since the end of 2014 there are 64 bit versions of EMSO and VRTherm. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit users will only need to install 2 packages: libfox-1.6-0 and libumfpack5.6.2, beginning from a fresh installation. As usual the remaining steps are the same. (Updated on February 24th, 2015)

NEW: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit users will only need to install 2 packages: libjpeg62 and libumfpack5.4.0, beginning from a fresh installation of Ubuntu. For that use EMSO version 0.10.7. The remaining steps are the same. (Updated on July 26th, 2012)

ALSOC project and UbuntuThis is a short instruction to how to install EMSO on last Ubuntu version: 10.04 LTS (codename Lucid Lynx). First of all get the last releases of EMSO and VRTherm here. VRTherm is a thermodynamic properties package that works as a plugin of EMSO. Currently the last ones are emso-beta-linux2-i386-0.10.3.tar.gz and vrtherm-linux2-i386-1.4.2.tar.gz. So that untar them:

user@computer:$ tar xzvf emso-beta-linux2-i386-0.10.3.tar.gz

tar xzvf vrtherm-linux2-i386-1.4.2.tar.gz

If you want to have EMSO and VRTherm available for all users you should copy them to a common place:
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OpenFOAM Email This Post Print This Post


The OpenFOAM (Open Field Operation and Manipulation) is an open source CFD toolbox produced by OpenCFD Ltd from UK. It can simulate anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics, electromagnetics and the pricing of financial options.

The core technology of OpenFOAM is a flexible set of efficient C++ modules. These are used to build a wealth of: solvers, to simulate specific problems in engineering mechanics; utilities, to perform pre- and post-processing tasks ranging from simple data manipulations to visualisation and mesh processing; libraries, to create toolboxes that are accessible to the solvers/utilities, such as libraries of physical models.
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EMSO Email This Post Print This Post


EMSO (Environment for Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization) is a graphical environment where the user can model complex processes simply selecting and connecting the equipment models. ALSOC Project develops and maintains state-of-the-art this software and distributes it at no cost to the universities and partner companies. Read more of this »