The CRECK Modeling Lab is looking for candidates for a PhD position for a research project in collaboration with Pietro Fiorentini S.p.a. (http://www.fiorentini.com) on the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis of bubble column bioreactors equipped with mechanical agitators aimed at optimizing the production of bio-methane from renewable hydrogen.
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 Université 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".
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".
The OpenSMOKE++ tools are described in the following papers:
Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., Computer Physics Communications, 192, pp. 237-264 (2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.02.014
Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., (2013) Energy and Fuels, 27 (12), pp. 7730-7753 (2013), DOI: 10.1021/ef4016334
Stagni, A., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (22), pp. 9004-9016 (2016), DOI: 10.1021/ie403272f