The computational feasibility of many systems with large degrees of freedom such as chemically reacting systems hinges on the reduction of the set to a manageable size with a minimal loss of relevant information. Several sophisticated reduction techniques based on different rationales have been proposed; however, there is no consensus on the best approach or method. While the search for simple but accurate schemes continues, the classical quasi-steady state assumption (QSSA), despite serious shortcomings, remains popular due to its conceptual and computational simplicity. Invoking the similarity between a reduced invariant manifold and a streamline in fluid flow, we develop an advanced QSSA procedure which yields the accuracy of more complex reduction schemes. This flow-physics inspired approach also serves to reconcile the classical QSSA approach with recent methods such as functional equation truncation (FET) and intrinsic low dimensional manifold (ILDM) approaches.
Advanced Quasi-Steady State Approximation for Chemical Kinetics
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received May 29, 2012; final manuscript received August 30, 2013; published online December 24, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Ye Zhou.
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Girimaji, S. S., and Ibrahim, A. A. (December 24, 2013). "Advanced Quasi-Steady State Approximation for Chemical Kinetics." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. March 2014; 136(3): 031201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4026015
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