Software

For the latest release version of the codes developed in the Thomson group, please check this webpage frequently. Currently only CoFlame 1.0 is publicly available.

 

Note: CoFlame 1.0 is a the first version of CoFlame released so far. It can be used to model soot formation in laminar coflow diffusion flames. We have tested this code for a variety of fuels including methane, ethylene, n-decane, jet fuel, biodiesel, and gasoline surrogates and at different pressures, with different mechanisms. The code benefits from an efficiency based PAH dimer nucleation model, and an efficiency based PAH condensation model. Surface reactivity of soot for HACA growth is controlled by alpha, and it does not model soot maturity and carbonization. It can be used to calculate soot volume fraction, primary particle diameter, and number density, aggregate structure and number density, species concentration  and flame temperature structure.

We are working on a new version of CoFlame, i.e. CoFlame 2.0, which incorporates our recent model developments on reversible dimer nucleation (RPC model), equilibrium based PAH condensation, and soot surface shell formation (SSF model) to model soot maturity, H/C ratio, and surface reactivity. CoFlame 2.0 will be released by summer 2017.

CoFlame Code

CoFlame code is a parallel code written in FORTRAN which is used to model flame and soot formation for laminar coflow diffusion flames. This code was developed by many researchers in National Research Consul of Canada, University of British Colombia, Ryerson University and the University of Toronto and has been constantly improved and modified in the Combustion Research Laboratory since 2004.  The paper on CoFlame 1.0 was published in July 2016 as part of the PhD work of Nick Eaves and may be downloaded from here. If you are interested in using the code, please fill out  the academic-user-form-for-coflame-code and send it to murray.thomson@utoronto.ca.  We will send you the code ASAP. For industrial applications, please contact Prof. Thomson.

CoFlame user manual

PRESS Code

PRESS code is a code written in FORTRAN to simulate soot formation in laminar premixed stagnation flow flames and was developed in the University of Toronto during the PhD work of Armin Veshkini. The first paper on PRESS was published in 2016 and can be downloaded from here. PRESS 1.0 is currently being tested for various flames and will be released soon. We can share PRESS 1.0 with you for academic research. Please email Prof. Thomson if you are interested. For industrial applications, please contact Prof. Thomson.

PRESS user manual

SSF model

SSF model is a code written in FORTRAN to simulate the chemical composition and the internal nanostructure of soot particles and carbon nano spheres/nano diamonds/carbon black in laminar coflow diffusion flames and was developed in the University of Toronto as part of the PhD work of Mohammad Reza Kholghy. SSF is available as incorporated in either CoFlame 2.0 or PRESS 1.0 codes. The paper on SSF 1.0 was published in January 2016 in Carbon and can be downloaded from here. SSF is currently being tested for various flames and will be released soon. We can share SSF+CoFLame or SSF+PRESS with you for academic research. Please email Prof. Thomson if you are interested. For industrial applications, please contact Prof. Thomson.

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