Chemistry

In AVBP, there are three ways to deal with chemistry : globally-fitted chemistries, analytically reduced chemistries (ARC) and pre-tabulated chemistries. In the first two, transport equations for each species are solved explicitly, including chemical source terms linked to the mechanism's reactions. In the last one, canonical configurations (1D premixed flames or counterflow diffusion flames) are solved using detailed chemistry prior to the calculation to build a look-up table that is used to solve at least two equations for mixture fraction and progress variable.

Globally-fitted chemistries and analytically reduced chemistries (ARC)
Many kinetic schemes for various fuels (hydrogen, methane, propane, iso-octane, kerosene, alternative fuels, ...) have already been built and validated for AVBP.
Those schemes are available in the sources of AVBP and details are given on the CERFACS chemistry website.
The way to use each kinetic scheme in AVBP sources is explained (for which fuel, which operating conditions, which combustion configuration it takes into account, the associated paper if any, etc ...).
Furthermore, insights are given on the codes used at CERFACS for chemistry : Cantera v2.3 (open-source kinetic solver) and ARCANE v1.0 (in-house reduction code) as well as instructions for proper integration of those schemes in AVBP.
Pre-tabulated chemistries