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Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Combustion by Means of Genetic Algorithms

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Brusca, R. Lanzafame, M. Messina

University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Paper No. ICEF2005-1222, pp. 225-231; 7 pages
  • ASME 2005 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference
  • ASME 2005 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference (ICEF2005)
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 11–14, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4736-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3768-8
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


In order to carry out an accurate heat release analysis, it is necessary to solve a non linear set of chemical equilibrium equations to calculate concentrations of the species present in cylinder gases during the combustion process. So, the thermodynamics properties of the mixture can be evaluated. The present paper deals with the study of the thermodynamics of combustion using a genetic approach. A genetic algorithm was used to solve the set of non linear equations. The goal of this method is the possibility of solving the equations set in a wide range of pressure, temperature and equivalence ratio combinations, where more traditional methods are often found to fail.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



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