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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Cantera Email This Post Print This Post

Cantera

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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Sim42 Email This Post Print This Post

Simulator42 is an open source process simulator project with the goal of providing an affordable and accessible chemical process simulator to the chemical engineering community.

Some interesting features of the project:

  • It is being written in the Python language.
  • The simulator core has been designed to be independent of both user interfaces and thermo providers.
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