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Adiabatic flame temperature calculation using Python and Cantera

In this project Adiabatic Flame Temperature(AFT) calculation will be performed using coding language Python and in-build Suite of Cantera. Cantera is an open-source suite of tools for problems involving chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport processes. So, the comparative analysis will be performed to compare the factors like time requirement, accuracy etc. The effect of number of carbon atoms on Adiabatic Flame Temperature will also be discussed.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering

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Duration :

1 month

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Project Fees :

INR 30,000

Benefits of this Project

In this project Adiabatic Flame Temperature(AFT) calculation will be performed using coding language Python and in-build Suite of Cantera. Cantera is an open-source suite of tools for problems involving chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport processes. So, the comparative analysis will be performed to compare the factors like time requirement, accuracy etc. The effect of number of carbon atoms on Adiabatic Flame Temperature will also be discussed.

What will you do in this project?

Step 1 - Defining Fuel and equivalence ratio.

Step 2 - Defining coefficients for high and low temperature enthalpies.

Step 3 - Use Numerical method to calculate Adiabatic Flame Temperature

Step 4 - Compare the results of Python and Cantera

In this project, you will work on a calculation of Adiabatic Flame Temperature by using Python and in-built suite Cantera. You will do the following in this project,

  • Define the fuel and equivalence Ratio for the analysis which solve the reactions. 
  • Calculate the enthalpies using NASA polynomials.
  • Use Newton Rapson method to calculate Adiabatic Flame Temperature. 
  • Compare the Results with Cantera Package and perform the comparative study for Alkane, Alkene and Alkyne. 

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Duration:

1 month

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Domain :

Mechanical Engineering , Automotive Engineering , Materials Engineering

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Adiabatic flame temperature calculation using python and cantera

In this project, we are writing a code to calculate the Adiabatic Flame Temperature of the Methane Flame. The calculation will not be performed without understanding the complex theory of flame dynamics and chemical kinetics. There are multiple reactions taking place inside the flame to increase the temperature of the flame. You will going to learn two approaches to calculate the Adiabatic Flame Temperature(AFT). In first approach, we will be setting up the energy balance to calculate the AFT using constant volume and constant pressure approach. The comparison between these two approach will also be made to understand their applicability in different applications. For energy balance, the enthalpies will be calculated using NASA polynomials and  coefficients for solving enthalpies will be taken from GRI3.0 mechanism which is available on University of Berkeley Open source combustion library. The another approach for solving AFT is by using Cantera suite which can used with Python directly. The comparative analysis will also be performed to find which approach stands out or atleast its suitability in different applications.  

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