Cantera  2.6.0a3
Modules
Here is a list of all modules:
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 Global DataGlobal data are available anywhere. There are two kinds. Cantera has an assortment of constant values for physical parameters. Also, Cantera maintains a collection of global data which is specific to each process that invokes Cantera functions. This process-specific data is stored in the class Application
 Physical ConstantsCantera uses the MKS system of units. The unit for moles is defined to be the kmol. All values of physical constants are consistent with the 2018 CODATA recommendations
 Error HandlingThese classes and related functions are used to handle errors and unknown events within Cantera
 Input File HandlingThe properties of phases and interfaces are specified in text files. These procedures handle various aspects of reading these files
 Diagnostic OutputWriting diagnostic information to the screen or to a file. It is often useful to be able to write diagnostic messages to the screen or to a file. Cantera a set of procedures for this purpose designed to write text messages to the screen to document the progress of a complex calculation, such as a flame simulation
 Writing messages to the screen
 Writing messages to the screen
 Templated Utility FunctionsThese are templates to perform various simple operations on arrays. Note that the compiler will inline these, so using them carries no performance penalty
 Chemical Equilibrium
 Equilfunctions
 Chemical Kinetics
 Falloff ParameterizationsThis section describes the parameterizations used to describe the fall-off in reaction rate constants due to intermolecular energy transfer
 Kinetics Managers
 Surface Problem Solver Methods
 Surface Problem Bulk Phase ModeFunctionality expected from the bulk phase. This changes the equations that will be used to solve for the bulk mole fractions
 StoichiometryThe classes defined here implement simple operations that are used by class Kinetics to compute things like rates of progress, species production rates, etc. In general, a reaction mechanism may involve many species and many reactions, but any given reaction typically only involves a few species as reactants, and a few as products. Therefore, the matrix of stoichiometric coefficients is very sparse. Not only is it sparse, but the non-zero matrix elements often have the value 1, and in many cases no more than three coefficients are non-zero for the reactants and/or the products
 Numerical Utilities within CanteraCantera contains some capabilities for solving nonlinear equations and integrating both ODE and DAE equation systems in time. This section describes these capabilities
 ODE Integrators
 One-Dimensional Reacting FlowsThese classes comprise Cantera's ability to solve steady-state one- dimensional reacting flow problems, such as laminar flames, opposed flow diffusion flames, and stagnation flow chemical vapor deposition
 Models of Phases of MatterThese classes are used to represent the composition and state of a single phase of matter. Together these classes form the basis for describing the species and element compositions of a phase as well as the stoichiometry of each species, and for describing the current state of the phase. They do not in themselves contain Thermodynamic equation of state information. However, they do comprise all of the necessary background functionality to support thermodynamic calculations (see Thermodynamic Properties)
 Electric Properties of PhasesComputation of the electric properties of phases
 Transport Properties for Species in Phases
 Thermodynamic PropertiesThese classes are used to compute the thermodynamic properties of phases of matter. The main base class for describing thermodynamic properties of phases within Cantera is called ThermoPhase. ThermoPhase is a large class that describes the interface within Cantera to Thermodynamic functions for a phase
 Species Standard-State Thermodynamic PropertiesIn this module we describe Cantera's treatment of pressure dependent standard states (PDSS) objects. These are objects that calculate the standard state of a single species that depends on both temperature and pressure
 Species Reference-State Thermodynamic PropertiesTo compute the thermodynamic properties of multicomponent solutions, it is necessary to know something about the thermodynamic properties of the individual species present in the solution. Exactly what sort of species properties are required depends on the thermodynamic model for the solution. For a gaseous solution (i.e., a gas mixture), the species properties required are usually ideal gas properties at the mixture temperature and at a reference pressure (almost always at 1 bar). For other types of solutions, however, it may not be possible to isolate the species in a "pure" state. For example, the thermodynamic properties of, say, Na+ and Cl- in saltwater are not easily determined from data on the properties of solid NaCl, or solid Na metal, or chlorine gas. In this case, the solvation in water is fundamental to the identity of the species, and some other reference state must be used. One common convention for liquid solutions is to use thermodynamic data for the solutes in the limit of infinite dilution within the pure solvent; another convention is to reference all properties to unit molality