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Numerical tools for complex chemistry simulations: the open source CANTERA solver

  Monday 16 November 2020

  Training    

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Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training
Duration : 1 day / (7 hours)

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Satisfaction index

In November 2019, 88% of participants were satisfied or very satisfied

(results collected from 9 respondents)

Abstract

CANTERA is an open source software, comparable to the CHEMKIN or COSILAB simulation tools, currently used for applications including used for applications including combustion, detonations, plasmas… Participants will get an overview of what it is possible to do with CANTERA, from the installation of the code with insights on its architecture and underlying methods to hands-on sessions enabling script generation and testing.

Objective of the training

This training session provides the participants with an introduction to CANTERA, a suite of object-oriented software tools for problems involving chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and/or transport processes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to :

  • nstall CANTERA software,
  •  to use the Python interface of CANTERA,
  • to program your own kinetics simulations that use small or reduced reaction mechanisms,
  • to generate a CANTERA input file from CHEMKIN input files,
  • to compare different chemistries.

Teaching methods

The training is an alternation of theoretical presentations and practical work. A multiple choice question allows the final evaluation. The training room is equipped with computers, the work can be done in sub-groups of two people.

Target participants

This training session is for engineers, conbustionists, physicists, and students who wish to learn how to use an efficient and free software for problems involving chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites

Firstly, in order to follow this course, you need to have:

  • knowledge of Unix commands.
  • basic knowledge of Python.
  • have level B2 of the CEFR (training can take place in French or English depending on the audience).

To verify that the prerequisites are satisfied, the following questionnaires must be completed. You need to get at least 75% of correct answers in order to be authorized to follow this training session. If you don’t succeed it, your subscription will not be validated. You only have two chances to complete them.

Questionnaire 1 : Python edition

Questionnaire 2 : Unix command

Secondly, you need to have followed the online course “Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion” organized by Cerfacs or at least live lessons on combustion.

Referent teacher:  Eleonore RIBER

Fee

  • Trainees/PhDs/PostDocs : 70 € excl. tax
  • CERFACS shareholders/CNRS/INRIA : 200 € excl. tax
  • Public : 400 € excl. tax

Program

(From 9h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30)

Morning

  • 9h00-11h00 : What is Cantera ? History – presentation – a bit about the governing eqautions – Structure of the code and Python interface presentation
  • 11h00-12h30: Organization of a script – First Hands on

Afternoon

  • Hands-on (Equilibrium – Clossed Vessels – Free Flame – Counterflow Flame)

Evaluation of learning

A final exam will be conducted during the training.

 

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