Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (1): 131-153.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201512151

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Progress in Combustion Kinetics

Hong-Bo NING1,Ze-Rong LI2,Xiang-Yuan LI1,*()   

  1. 1 College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, P. R. China
    2 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
  • Received:2015-10-16 Published:2016-01-13
  • Contact: Xiang-Yuan LI
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(91441114, 91441132)


Chemical kinetic modeling has become more and more important in the analysis of combustion systems. Considerable progress has been made in the development of combustion models in recent years. This review includes the following contents: electronic structure methods for combustion kinetics, recent developments on the calculation methods of thermodynamic parameters and rate constants in combustion, developments of combustion mechanisms and reduction techniques, molecular simulations with reactive force fields, combustion intermediate measurements, experiments for ignition delay time with shock wave tubes and combustion diagnostics. Due to the extreme complexity of reaction networks, the combustion mechanism is still not clearly understood by researchers. Owing to the strong application background, the combustion kinetics have attracted attention in recent years. The solver for reaction rate of intermediate species during combustion occupies the central point in combustion simulation. The progress in the research on reaction-turbulence interactions, and the combination of combustion kinetics with computational fluid dynamics, will facilitate fuel design and combustion simulation. To build a reliable combustion model for achieving a reasonable flow field structure description of engines is another important aspect.

Key words: Hydrocarbons, Combustion reaction, Pressure-dependency, Combustion mechanism, Combustion diagnostics


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