Updates


Check this page on a regular basis to know which version of CANTERA is implemented on the modules that you load, following the instructions provided on the installation page. You will find a short description accompanying the updates.

Note that you should use the version 2.1.1 as much as possible, as this is the stable version !!


2.1 Cerfacs versions

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Jan 2016 : module load cantera/2.1.1_r38 (default)

  • You can now artificially thicken flames. Use this input_chem.dat file in your working directory to provide usefull parameters to Cantera. Three types of thickening are implemented : constant thickening (Flamme thickening > 1.0), constant dynamic thickening (Flamme thickening < -1.0) or local dynamic thickening (-1.0 < Flamme thickening < 0.0); like in AVBP. Note that only the first line needs to be filled when using a constant thickening, and that it can be used with any mechanism. The dynamic thickening, however, can only be used for 1S/2S schemes at the moment, as it is based upon a reference reaction (see the AVBP website for more information about dynamic thickening).
  • It is now possible to use the ethylene-air 19 species analytical scheme of Lu and Law with CANTERA: use the "TEST" kinetics. Follow the link to get the .cti file and more information.

May 2015 : module load cantera/2.1.1_r30

  • Lower temperature boundaries (100K) for all computations. Be carefull though : thermodynamic properties are usually off at those temperature.
  • Implementation of the PEA formalism. Be careful : if an input_pea.dat file is present in your simulation directory, it will be used by CANTERA.

Feb 2015 : module load cantera/2.1.1_r25

December 2014 : module load cantera/2.1.1_r20

  • Implementation of the AVBP transport for global mechanisms. Input files input_thermo.dat and input_premix.dat must be present in your working directory. CANTERA can read the AVBP format XdX for double reals in those files.
  • Implementation of the PEA formalism. Be careful : if an input_pea.dat file is present in your simulation directory, it will be used by CANTERA.
  • It is now possible to use the methane-air 19 species analytical scheme of Lu and Law with CANTERA: use the "LULAWANA19" kinetics. Follow the link to get the .cti file and more information.

September 2014 : module load cantera/2.1.1

  • Is the 2.1.1 original version which can also be downloaded from the cantera sourceforge website. The Python scripting differs from prior cantera versions, but migrating from the old python module syntax to the new one is realtively easy : go on this page to see how to alter your old scripts easily.


"1.8" Cerfacs modified version (based on the 1.7 original version)

No more developments on this version

July 2014 : module load cantera/1.8_avbp_r43

  • Implementation of the PEA formalism. Be careful : if an input_pea.dat file is present in your simulation directory, it will be used by CANTERA.
  • It is now possible to use the methane-air 19 species analytical scheme of Lu and Law with CANTERA: use the "LULAWANA19" kinetics Follow the link to get the .cti file and more information.
  • It is now possible to use the methane-air 13 species analytical scheme of Lu and Law with CANTERA: use the "SANKARAN13" kinetics. Follow the link to get the .cti file and more information.
  • CANTERA can now read the AVBP format XdX for double reals in the files input_premix.dat and input_thermo.dat.


Mechanisms updates

May 2017 : Ethylene/Air & Propane/Air sections

  • Find ARC mechanisms derived with YARC along with their CANTERA and AVBP-compliant kinetic fortran routines, and transport data for the simplified AVBP transport.

Jan 2016 : Hydrogen/Air & Hydrogen/Oxy section revisited

  • Find detailed and global mechanisms with links, datas and plots. The old Boivin mechanism contained units incoherences !

Jan 2015 : Propane/Air section revisited

  • Find detailed and global mechanisms with links, datas and plots.

Sept 2014 : Ethylene/Air section revisited

  • Find new detailed and analytic mechanisms with links, datas and plots.

August 2014 : Methane/Air & Kerosene/Air section revisited

  • Find new analytic mechanisms with links, datas and plots.


Tutorials updates

May 2017 :

  • All new YARC tutorial in the all new YARC pages of the website !

August 2016 :

  • Reactors tutorial is now for Cantera 2.1.1
  • Equilibrium tutorial was updated to correct incoherences

Jan 2016 :

  • New version of the Cantera ppt presentation and tutorials (from the 17 november 2015 CERFACS' formation)

Apr 2015 :

  • 1D Flame tutorial is now for Cantera 2.1.1
  • Equilibrium tutorial is now for Cantera 2.1.1


Please, report all bugs by e mail : felden@cerfacs.fr