OptiSMOKE++: a toolbox for optimization of kinetic mechanisms

OpenSMOKE++ was used in OptiSMOKE++, a flexible toolbox for the optimization of chemical kinetics. The toolbox is the resultof a collaboration between the CRECK Modeling Lab at Politecnico di Milano and the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles. OptiSMOKE++ is described in a paper recently published on Computer Physics Communication with title: "OptiSMOKE++: A toolbox for optimization of chemical kinetic mechanisms".

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New paper on fuel droplets burning in microgravity

OpenSMOKE++ was used for simulating the evaporation and combustion of isolated fuel droplets. The work is a collaboration between the CRECK Modeling Lab, Cornell University, University of San Diego California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. The main results have been published on Fuel in a paper with title: "Simulating combustion of a seven-component surrogate for a gasoline/ethanol blend including soot formation and comparison with experiments".

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New paper on combustion of isolated fuel droplets

OpenSMOKE++ was used for simulating the evaporation and combustion of isolated fuel droplets. The work is a collaboration between the CRECK Modeling Lab, Cornell University, University of San Diego California and NASA Glenn Research Center. The main results have been published on Combustion Theory and Modelling in a paper with title: "The role of composition in the combustion of n-heptane/iso-butanol mixtures: experiments and detailed modelling".

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Photographer: Vojtech Okenka

New paper on laminar sooting flames

The laminarSMOKE framework was used for modeling laminar sooting coflow flames in a recent publication on Combustion and Flame with title: "A post processing technique to predict primary particle size of sooting flames based on a chemical discrete sectional model: Application to diluted coflow flames".

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