An improved stochastic algorithm for temperature-dependent homogeneous gas phase reactions
- Kraft, Markus
- Wagner, Wolfgang
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
- 65C35 60K40
- Stochastic algorithm, gas phase reactions, temperature dependence, convergence, efficiency
We propose an improved stochastic algorithm for temperature-dependent homogeneous gas phase reactions. By combining forward and reverse reaction rates, a significant gain in computational efficiency is achieved. Two modifications of modelling the temperature dependence (with and without conservation of enthalpy) are introduced and studied quantitatively. The algorithm is tested for the combustion of n-heptane, which is a reference fuel component for internal combustion engines. The convergence of the algorithm is studied by a series of numerical experiments and the computational cost of the stochastic algorithm is compared with the DAE code DASSL. If less accuracy is needed the stochastic algorithm is faster on short simulation time intervals. The new stochastic algorithm is significantly faster than the original direct simulation algorithm in all cases considered.
- J. Comut. Phys. 185 (2003), pp. 139-157