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Old   May 12, 2006, 04:09
Default The output files of combustion
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The output files of combustion/chemistry solvers, beside others, are species concentrations (O2, N2, CO2, CO...), with a list of local concentration in each cell. The problem is that bigger cells contribute to the global concentration more than the small ones, so just calculating the average does not lead to the correct result. In addition, in engine solvers cell volume changes with time. How can be obtained the average concentration over the hole domain? Or, how could I output specie mass instead of concentration? Where can I find the cell volumes?
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Old   May 12, 2006, 04:35
Default The cell volumes are available
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The cell volumes are available via mesh.V() (Look at table 2.1 in the Programmers guide; it's small but most useful).

Average concentration would be

Yavg=sum(Y[specIndex]*mesh.V())/sum(mesh.V());
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Old   May 12, 2006, 04:37
Default the solvers write out the spec
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the solvers write out the species mass fraction of each cell. If you want to know the global mass of a specie just sum up the specie mass fraction of each cell you will get the right result:

mathematical writing:

m_k_tot = Sum_j(m_kj) = Sum_j(rho_j*Y_kj*V_j)

k is the species index
j is the cell index

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You can get the cell volumes from 'mesh.V()'
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