Systematic reduction of detailed chemical reaction mechanisms for engine applications
Paper in proceedings, 2016
Copyright © 2016 by ASME.In this work we apply a sequence of concepts for mechanism reduction on one reaction mechanism including novel quality control. We introduce a moment based accuracy rating method for species profiles. The concept is used for a necessity based mechanism reduction utilizing 0D reactors. Thereafter a stochastic reactor model (SRM) for internal combustion engines is applied to control the quality of the reduced reaction mechanism during the expansion phase of the engine. This phase is sensitive on engine out emissions, and is often not considered in mechanism reduction work. The proposed process allows to compile highly reduced reaction schemes for CFD application for internal combustion engine simulations. It is demonstrated that the resulting reduced mechanisms predict combustion and emission formation in engines with accuracies comparable to the original detailed scheme.