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The detailed and reduced reaction mechanisms presented here represents cost-efficient, but at the same time chemically correct, reduced reaction mechanisms aimed for use in finite rate chemistry Large Eddy Simulations (LES) och Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS).

Listed here is one detailed (H2-air) and four reduced mechanisms (CH4-air, C2H4-air, C3H8-air, C12H23-air) that each models the combustion of a specific fuel with air. Each mechanism is available for download in a format suited for the Cantera software. For more information regarding each mechanism please see the corresponding referenced paper.



Zettervall, N., & Fureby, C. (2018). A Computational Study of Ramjet, Scramjet and Dual-mode Ramjet Combustion in Combustor with a Cavity Flameholder. In 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2018-1146

MixtureZ22_H2Text file

Larsson, A., Zettervall, N., Hurtig, T., Nilsson, E. J. K., Ehn, A., Petersson, P., M. Alden, J. Larfeldt & Fureby, C. (2017). Skeletal Methane–Air Reaction Mechanism for Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Microwave-Assisted Combustion. Energy & Fuels, 31(2), 1904-1926.

MixtureZ42_CH4Text file

Zettervall, N., Fureby, C., & Nilsson, E. J. (2017). Small Skeletal Kinetic Reaction Mechanism for Ethylene–Air Combustion. Energy & Fuels, 31(12), 14138-14149.

MixtureZ66_C2H4Text file

Zettervall, N., Nordin-Bates, K., Nilsson, E. J. K., & Fureby, C. (2017). Large Eddy Simulation of a premixed bluff body stabilized flame using global and skeletal reaction mechanisms. Combustion and Flame, 179, 1-22.

MixtureZ66_C3H8Text file

Zettervall, N., Fureby, C., & Nilsson, E. J. K. (2016). Small Skeletal Kinetic Mechanism for Kerosene Combustion. Energy & Fuels, 30(11), 9801-9813.

MixtureZ65_C12H23Text file

Zettervall, N., Fureby, C., & Nilsson, E. J. K. (2020). A reduced chemical kinetic reaction mechanism for kerosene-air combustion. Fuel, 269, 117446.

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Last updated: 2020-04-01