Accurate Combustion Simulations Require Accurate Fuel Models

To develop low-emissions, high-efficiency engines, designers need to be able to count on the results of their combustion simulation. Combustion modeling can be used to produce substantial savings in engine development cost and improved product quality. But, challenges in achieving these benefits often arise due to inaccuracies in the fuel model. Using Reaction Design’s Model Fuel Library, designers can take advantage of the most complete and thoroughly validated set of fuel kinetics models and still achieve fast Time-to-Solution.  

Use the Model Fuel Library with CHEMKIN-PRO's Reaction Workbench to:

  • Blend different fuel components to create a multi-component surrogate fuel model that matches real fuel properties.
  • Reduce fuel models for use in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) while controlling the impact on the accuracy of desired results.


Industry Validated Model Fuel Library

The Model Fuel Library comprises more than 40 fully validated, self-consistent components that can be used to simulate fuel effects in virtually all types of automotive, aircraft and power-generation engines. The model fuel components in the Library can be combined to model a large variety of alternative or conventional gaseous or liquid fuel formulations.

Subscribers to the Model Fuel Library Subscription Service can visit the Model Fuels Library Downloads.

Mechanism Reduction with CHEMKIN-PRO Reaction Workbench

Putting to use the mechanisms in the Model Fuel Library is easy with CHEMKIN-PRO Reaction Workbench. The Surrogate Blend Optimizer capability of Reaction Workbench enables the creation of an optimized mechanism that matches real multi-component fuel physical properties.

Reaction Workbench can then be used to automatically reduce mechanism size using a combination of reduction techniques.

  • The user controls the reduction process by selecting target parameters and acceptable error tolerances.
  • Reaction Workbench automatically generates the smallest skeletal mechanism satisfying these specifications.

Product Literature

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Model Fuel Library Overview 126 KB 02/05/2013