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This documentation is for an old version of Cantera. You can find docs for newer versions here.

Constant-pressure, adiabatic kinetics simulation.

import sys
import numpy as np

import cantera as ct

gri3 = ct.Solution('gri30.xml')
gri3.TPX = 1001.0, ct.one_atm, 'H2:2,O2:1,N2:4'
r = ct.IdealGasConstPressureReactor(gri3)

sim = ct.ReactorNet([r])
time = 0.0
times = np.zeros(100)
data = np.zeros((100,4))

print('%10s %10s %10s %14s' % ('t [s]','T [K]','P [Pa]','u [J/kg]'))
for n in range(100):
    time += 1.e-5
    times[n] = time * 1e3  # time in ms
    data[n,0] = r.T
    data[n,1:] = r.thermo['OH','H','H2'].X
    print('%10.3e %10.3f %10.3f %14.6e' % (sim.time, r.T,
                                           r.thermo.P, r.thermo.u))

# Plot the results if matplotlib is installed.
# See to get it.
if '--plot' in sys.argv[1:]:
    import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
    plt.subplot(2, 2, 1)
    plt.plot(times, data[:,0])
    plt.xlabel('Time (ms)')
    plt.ylabel('Temperature (K)')
    plt.subplot(2, 2, 2)
    plt.plot(times, data[:,1])
    plt.xlabel('Time (ms)')
    plt.ylabel('OH Mole Fraction')
    plt.subplot(2, 2, 3)
    plt.plot(times, data[:,2])
    plt.xlabel('Time (ms)')
    plt.ylabel('H Mole Fraction')
    plt.subplot(2, 2, 4)
    plt.xlabel('Time (ms)')
    plt.ylabel('H2 Mole Fraction')
    print("To view a plot of these results, run this script with the option --plot")