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Old   November 10, 2020, 09:28
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Hello CFD-Community,

I try to setup a engine simulation with the combustion model ECFM and RON95E10.
  • I want to use single-species diffusion for the gas simulation and was wondering, which predefined gas (Converge offers AR, CH4, CO, CO2, H2, H2O and N2) I should use for a proper simulation.
    Furthermore more I would like to know, if it makes sense to define a gas for example, which is a mixture out of C8H18 and air. I assume, I would need to use the implemented "Gas calculator", which demands a bunch of regression coefficients to calculate the conductivity and viscosity for the gas.dat.

    Where do I get these coefficients?
    Does anyone have further information (websites, books etc.) or hints regarding this topic and how it works?
  • Another approach is to use the option "composite species" to define a composite species of the fuel and use it as the evaporation source of the spray modeling and as the fuel species for the ECFM Model.

    What can I aspect from this option?
    Does this option primarily influence the performance of my simulation in terms of runtime and efficiency, due to the fact, that I reduce the fuel species to one fuel species.
    Or does it even influence the quality of my simulation?

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Old   November 11, 2020, 11:07
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You can use the gas.dat values for Air for this case. You can take it from any of our engine example cases.

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