Cantera
2.0

Contains the LookupWtElements function and the definitions of element constraint types. More...
#include "cantera/base/ct_defs.h"
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Classes  
class  Elements 
Object containing the elements that make up species in a phase. More...  
Namespaces  
namespace  Cantera 
Provides class Nucleus.  
Macros  
#define  ENTROPY298_UNKNOWN 123456789. 
Number indicating we don't know the entropy of the element in its most stable state at 298.15 K and 1 bar.  
Types of Element Constraint Equations  
There may be several different types of element constraints handled by the equilibrium program and by Cantera in other contexts. These defines are used to assign each constraint to one category.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_TURNEDOFF 1 
An element constraint that is current turned off.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_ABSPOS 0 
Normal element constraint consisting of positive coefficients for the formula matrix.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_ELECTRONCHARGE 1 
This refers to conservation of electrons.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_CHARGENEUTRALITY 2 
This refers to a charge neutrality of a single phase.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_LATTICERATIO 3 
Constraint associated with maintaining a fixed lattice stoichiometry in a solid.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_KINETICFROZEN 4 
Constraint associated with maintaining frozen kinetic equilibria in some functional groups within molecules.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_SURFACECONSTRAINT 5 
Constraint associated with the maintenance of a surface phase.  
#define  CT_ELEM_TYPE_OTHERCONSTRAINT 6 
Other constraint equations.  
Functions  
doublereal  LookupWtElements (const std::string &ename) 
Function to look up an atomic weight This function looks up the argument string in the database above and returns the associated molecular weight.  
Contains the LookupWtElements function and the definitions of element constraint types.
Definition in file Elements.h.
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_TURNEDOFF 1 
An element constraint that is current turned off.
Definition at line 26 of file Elements.h.
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_ABSPOS 0 
Normal element constraint consisting of positive coefficients for the formula matrix.
All species have positive coefficients within the formula matrix. With this constraint, we may employ various strategies to handle small values of the element number successfully.
Definition at line 35 of file Elements.h.
Referenced by Elements::addElement(), and Phase::addElement().
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_ELECTRONCHARGE 1 
This refers to conservation of electrons.
Electrons may have positive or negative values in the Formula matrix.
Definition at line 41 of file Elements.h.
Referenced by Elements::addElement(), Phase::addElement(), Elements::addUniqueElement(), and Phase::addUniqueElement().
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_CHARGENEUTRALITY 2 
This refers to a charge neutrality of a single phase.
Charge neutrality may have positive or negative values in the Formula matrix.
Definition at line 47 of file Elements.h.
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_LATTICERATIO 3 
Constraint associated with maintaining a fixed lattice stoichiometry in a solid.
The constraint may have positive or negative values. The lattice 0 species will have negative values while higher lattices will have positive values
Definition at line 54 of file Elements.h.
Referenced by LatticeSolidPhase::installSlavePhases().
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_KINETICFROZEN 4 
Constraint associated with maintaining frozen kinetic equilibria in some functional groups within molecules.
We seek here to say that some functional groups or ionic states should be treated as if they are separate elements given the time scale of the problem. This will be abs positive constraint. We have not implemented any examples yet. A requirement will be that we must be able to add and subtract these constraints.
Definition at line 64 of file Elements.h.
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_SURFACECONSTRAINT 5 
Constraint associated with the maintenance of a surface phase.
We don't have any examples of this yet either. However, surfaces only exist because they are interfaces between bulk layers. If we want to treat surfaces within thermodynamic systems we must come up with a way to constrain their total number.
Definition at line 73 of file Elements.h.
#define CT_ELEM_TYPE_OTHERCONSTRAINT 6 
#define ENTROPY298_UNKNOWN 123456789. 
Number indicating we don't know the entropy of the element in its most stable state at 298.15 K and 1 bar.
Definition at line 84 of file Elements.h.
Referenced by Elements::addUniqueElement(), Phase::addUniqueElement(), Phase::entropyElement298(), Elements::entropyElement298(), Cantera::LookupGe(), and PDSS_HKFT::LookupGe().