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Old   October 29, 1999, 03:21
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Hi all

I`m aware that chemical kinetics isn`t strictly a subdomain of CFD, but since quite a few subscribers of this site deal with combustion, I figured that I might as well air a problem I encountered when using Chemkin. Here goes.

When using a certain reaction mechanism in the PSR (perfectly stirred reactor) program, I get the following error message: "Different # of species in cklink and data file." Perusal of the psr.out file reveals the last line (before the program crashes) to be "The balance matrix has 5 rows and 4 columns." The odd thing is that the Premix and Senkin programs function correctly when the same reaction mechansim is utilised.

If anybody can shed any light on this problem, I`d be really glad to hear from them.

Thanks in advance,

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Old   October 29, 1999, 03:40
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Just thought I`d mention that this problem does not exist with other reaction mechanisms.
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Old   October 29, 1999, 12:14
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Check everything carefully.

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Just for future details if anyone searches this, like I have. I know it's an old topic.

For me, it fixed itself when I added a "prod" line in. Or maybe two extra prod lines. Example, add say, prod Ar (argon) in there. Play around with different number of lines of prod, reac.
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The fortran source need to have a same number of defined elements with the number of used elements in the reaction mechanism.
The message shows that you should modify the number of elemets in Chem.DAT file.
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