The CSP Method of Simplifying Kinetics

S. H. Lam and D. A. Goussis

Abstract

The Computational Singular Perturbation (CSP) method of simplified kinetics modeling is presented with emphasis on its comparative merits versus conventional methodologies. A new ``refinement'' procedure for the basis vectors spanning the fast reaction subspace is presented. A simple example is first worked through using the conventional partial-equilibrium and quasi-steady approximations, and is then treated in some detail using CSP.

published in International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 26, pp.461-486, April, 1994.

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