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DRGEP< CompType, ThermoType > Class Template Reference

The DRGEP algorithm [1] is based on. More...

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Public Member Functions

 TypeName ("DRGEP")
 Runtime type information. More...
 DRGEP (const IOdictionary &dict, TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > &chemistry)
 Construct from components. More...
virtual ~DRGEP ()
 Destructor. More...
virtual void reduceMechanism (const scalarField &c, const scalar T, const scalar p)
 Reduce the mechanism. More...
- Public Member Functions inherited from chemistryReductionMethod< CompType, ThermoType >
 TypeName ("chemistryReductionMethod")
 Runtime type information. More...
 declareRunTimeSelectionTable (autoPtr, chemistryReductionMethod, dictionary,(const IOdictionary &dict, TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > &chemistry),(dict, chemistry))
 chemistryReductionMethod (const IOdictionary &dict, TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > &chemistry)
 Construct from components. More...
virtual ~chemistryReductionMethod ()
 Destructor. More...
bool active () const
 Is mechanism reduction active? More...
bool log () const
 Is performance data logging enabled? More...
const List< bool > & activeSpecies () const
 Return the active species. More...
label NsSimp ()
 Return the number of active species. More...
label nSpecie ()
 Return the initial number of species. More...
scalar tolerance () const
 Return the tolerance. More...

Additional Inherited Members

- Static Public Member Functions inherited from chemistryReductionMethod< CompType, ThermoType >
static autoPtr< chemistryReductionMethod< CompType, ThermoType > > New (const IOdictionary &dict, TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > &chemistry)
- Protected Attributes inherited from chemistryReductionMethod< CompType, ThermoType >
const IOdictionarydict_
const dictionary coeffsDict_
 Dictionary that store the algorithm data. More...
Switch active_
 Is mechanism reduction active? More...
Switch log_
 Switch to select performance logging. More...
TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > & chemistry_
List< bool > activeSpecies_
 List of active species (active = true) More...
label NsSimp_
 Number of active species. More...
const label nSpecie_
 Number of species. More...
scalar tolerance_
 Tolerance for the mechanism reduction algorithm. More...

Detailed Description

template<class CompType, class ThermoType>
class Foam::chemistryReductionMethods::DRGEP< CompType, ThermoType >

The DRGEP algorithm [1] is based on.

|sum_i=1->Nr vAi wi dBi| rAB = ————————— , max(PA, CA)

PA = sum_i=1->Nr (max (0, vAi wi)) -> production of species A

CA = sum_i=1->Nr (max (0, -vAi wi)) -> consumption of species A

where i is the reaction index, Nr the number of reactions, vAi is the net stoechiometric coefficient of species A in the ith reaction (vAi = v''-v') , wi is the progress variable of reaction i and dBi equals 1 if reaction i involves B and O otherwise. rAB show the error introduced to the production rates of A when B and all the reactions including it are removed. It is computed as in [2] so that the algorithm is O(Nr).

DAC uses a initial set of species that represents the major parts of the combustion mechanism, i.e. H2/O2, fuel decomposition and CO2 production. Usualy, it includes the fuel, HO2 and CO. Then it computes the dependance of these set to the other species. This is done by introducing R-value defined by

R_V0 (V) = max_SP(product(rij)) ,

where SP is the set of all possible paths leading from V0 to V and product(rij) is the chain product of the weights of the edges along the given path. The R-value for the initial set species is 1.

When the R-value of a species is larger than a user-defined tolerance then the species is included in the simplified mechanism. Otherwise, the species is removed along with all the reactions including it.

During this process, instead of looking over all species like described in [1], the algorithm implemented here creates dynamic list to retain the initialized edges only (see [2]).

To avoid using the target species when they are not contributing yet or anymore to the system, a coefficient based on the exchange of element is introduced:

NTa |PT - CT| alphaTa = —————- Pa

Pa = sum_speciesS NSa max(0, PS-CS)

where 'a' refers to different elements present in the system (namely C, H, O and N for conventionail hydrocarbon combustion), NTa is the number of element a in species T. When this coefficient alpha is below the specified threshold, the species is removed from the search initiating set. In the original paper from Pepiot-Desjardins et al.[2], this coefficient is further transformed to compute a global normalized scaling coefficient but here as it is dynamicly computed, alpha is not introduced in the calculation of R.


    [1] Pepiot-Desjardins, P., & Pitsch, H. (2008).
    An efficient error-propagation-based reduction method for large
    chemical kinetic mechanisms.
    Combustion and Flame, 154(1), 67-81.

    [2] Lu, T., & Law, C. K. (2006).
    Linear time reduction of large kinetic mechanisms with directed
    relation graph: n-Heptane and iso-octane.
    Combustion and Flame, 144(1), 24-36.
Source files

Definition at line 119 of file DRGEP.H.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation


DRGEP ( const IOdictionary dict,
TDACChemistryModel< CompType, ThermoType > &  chemistry 

◆ ~DRGEP()

~DRGEP ( )


Definition at line 108 of file DRGEP.C.

References DRGEP< CompType, ThermoType >::reduceMechanism().

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Member Function Documentation

◆ TypeName()

TypeName ( "DRGEP< CompType, ThermoType >"  )

Runtime type information.

◆ reduceMechanism()

void reduceMechanism ( const scalarField c,
const scalar  T,
const scalar  p 

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