cellMixture: multicomponent mixture
Hi !
I think I have found a bug in the "calculate()" function of a multicomponent mixture. Let me go step by step: 1. For multiComponentMixtures OpenFOAM calculates the cellMixture as: cellMixture = ForAll (i) { cellMixture += Y[i] / species[i].W() * speciesData[i] }; 2. Enthalpy in hCombustionThermo is massbased defined, meanwhile in specieThermo h is molarbased and H is massbased. 3. In hMixtureThermo::h (massbased) h = ForAll(i) { += Y[i] / species[i].W() * speciesData[i].H() }; where, as far as I understand, this H[i] is the massbased enthalpy calculated in specieThermo. 4. Having a look at the units of the hMixtureThermo::h => [m^2 s^(2)] != [][Kmol_i Kg_i^(1)]*[m^2 s^(2)] Which IS DIMENSIONALLY INCORRECT!! ... It does the same for calculating alpha/mu of the mixture, which are defined also in a MASS basis. So: I guess it should be fixed replacing the current cellMixturedefinition of multiComponentMixture by: cellMixture = ForAll (i) { cellMixture += Y[i] * speciesData[i] }; Is there really a bug..or I am missing something?? Regards! 
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I cannot find it anywhere. It looks like you have replaced speciesData in Q1 with H, which is incorrect. All I can find in there that is fairly similar is this (which is correct): Code:
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but all the code is correct. I get the feeling you have started in the wrong end. Looking at how nasa polynomials are defined, which is the speciesData. (or it could just as well be janaf) http://www.me.berkeley.edu/gri_mech/data/nasa_plnm.html H/RT = a1 + a2 T /2 + a3 T^2 /3 + a4 T^3 /4 + a5 T^4 /5 + a6/T unit for R is J/mol*K and the right hand side is dimensionless. so H is in J/mol. and if you want to calculate the enthalpy for the mixture you just add these coefficients together on a molar fraction basis. Thus the a1 coefficient for the mixture is sum of all its components = sum (X_i*a1_i) That is what the forloop does in Q1. I hope all is clearer now 
Finally, I got it.
For those who could have the same doubt, I copy the keypoint (in my opinion) to understand how the "cellMixture" works: // template<class ThermoType> const ThermoType& multiComponentMixture<ThermoType>::cellMixture ( const label celli ) const { mixture_ = Y_[0][celli]/speciesData_[0].W()*speciesData_[0]; for (label n=1; n<Y_.size(); n++) { mixture_ *+=* Y_[n][celli]/speciesData_[n].W()*speciesData_[n]; } return mixture_; } // template<class equationOfState> inline void janafThermo<equationOfState>::*operator+=* ( const janafThermo<equationOfState>& jt ) { scalar molr1 = this>nMoles(); equationOfState:: operator+=(jt); molr1 /= this>nMoles(); scalar molr2 = jt.nMoles()/this>nMoles(); Tlow_ = max(Tlow_, jt.Tlow_); Thigh_ = min(Thigh_, jt.Thigh_); Tcommon_ = molr1*Tcommon_ + molr2*jt.Tcommon_; for ( register label coefLabel=0; coefLabel<janafThermo<equationOfState>::nCoeffs_; coefLabel++ ) { highCpCoeffs_[coefLabel] = molr1*highCpCoeffs_[coefLabel] + molr2*jt.highCpCoeffs_[coefLabel]; lowCpCoeffs_[coefLabel] = molr1*lowCpCoeffs_[coefLabel] + molr2*jt.lowCpCoeffs_[coefLabel]; } } Regards! Marķa 
So, we could only set janafThermo? And what about the hconstThermo?

Dear Maria and Niklas,
sorry for reviving this old thread but I am currently looking into the same issue and haven't fully understood how the mixtures are calculated in OpenFOAM, yet. I work with release 2.3.x and am looking at the equation given below: forAll (i) { cellMixture += Y[i] / species[i].W() * speciesData[i] } As I understand, speciesData[i] and cellMixture may for example be the coefficients of the JANAF polynomials: speciesData[i] for component i and cellMixture for the mixture. However, I feel like the molar mass of the mixture is missing in the equation. As it is now, the value of the coefficient related to the mixture should be scaled by the molar mass of the mixture or do I forget something? Moreover, the dimensions of "speciesData" and "cellMixture" should be different. Is this corrected at a later stage within the mixture property calculation? I hope you can help me find my error in reasoning! Thanks already! 
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