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Created Aug 31, 2020
Google Summer of Code 2020: Developing a 0-D Steady-State Combustion Solver for Cantera
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Google Summer of Code 2020: Developing a 0-D Steady-State Combustion Solver for Cantera

Paul Blum | @paulblum

Combustion is a fundamental discipline of modern science, and understanding it has enabled the development of our technologies in electricity production, heating, transportation, and industry. Advancements in combustion science have been facilitated by our ability to simulate the phenomenon, made possible by computer software like Cantera. The goal of this project was to add a new solver to Cantera that would allow users to directly simulate zero-dimensional steady-state combustion, which can occur in reactors when internal chemical processes become perfectly balanced with one another. This type of idealized simulation can be used to quickly and accurately approximate the behavior of real combustion systems.