Comprehensive description of chemistry in combustion modeling

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A method for the simplification of combustion reaction mechanism with out sacrificing comprehensiveness is demonstrated for a detailed ethylene oxidation mechanism. It is shown that the mechanism can be simplified through the application of the directed relation graph, to a skeletal mechanism that consists only 33 species and 205 elementary reactions. This skeletal mechanism is further simplified to a reduced mechanism that consists only 21 species and 16 lumped reactions. It is demonstrated that these two mechanisms mimic closely and comprehensively the detailed mechanism for the homogeneous phenomena of perfectly stirred reactor and auto-ignition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-870
Number of pages26
JournalCombustion science and technology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - May 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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