Index of Jupyter Notebook Examples

Cantera examples in the form of Jupyter notebooks. To see the rendered notebooks, browse the files below.

Existing Cantera users: If you have Cantera and the Jupyter Notebook server installed on your local machine, simply download any Jupyter notebook by clicking the "Source" link at the top of each example page and you should be able to run it. For some examples, you will also need to download the additional data files listed below the "Source" link. These data files should either be placed in a subdirectory named "data" one level up from the directory containing the notebook file, or the notebook can be modified to point to the location of these data files on your computer. Alternatively, you can download all of these examples and their accompanying data files by cloning the cantera-jupyter repository from GitHub.

New Cantera Users: If you don't have an existing Cantera installation and you just want to experiment, you can give Cantera a test drive in the cloud. Click on the Binder link below to launch an interactive environment where you can run these examples. For this, there is no installation required, but you cannot save and resume your work.

Binder

Thermodynamics

Non-ideal equations of state

This example demonstrates a comparison between ideal and non-ideal equations of state (EoS) using Cantera and CoolProp.

Flame Temperature

This example demonstrates calculation of the adiabatic flame temperature for a methane/air mixture, comparing calculations which assume either complete or incomplete combustion.

Heating values

Use Cantera's thermodynamic data to calculate the lower heating value (LHV) and higher heating value (HHV) of methane and other fuels.

Reactor Networks

1D Plug Flow Reactor Model with Surface Chemistry

In this model, we will illustrate the derivation of the governing differential equations and algebraic constraints, calculation of the initial conditions of the variables and their spatial derivatives and use the IDA solver to solve this system of differential algebraic equations (DAE).

Ignition delay computation

In this example, we will illustrate how to setup and use a constant volume batch reactor. This reactor will then be used to compute the ignition delay of a gas at any temperature and pressure.

Interactive Path Diagrams

This example uses `ipywidgets` to create interactive displays of path diagrams from Cantera simulations.

Non-Ideal Shock Tube Example

In this example we will illustrate how to setup and use a constant volume, adiabatic reactor to simulate reflected shock tube experiments. This reactor will then be used to compute the ignition delay of a gas at any temperature and pressure.

Continuous Reactor

In this example we will illustrate how Cantera can be used to simulate a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR), also interchangeably referred to as a Perfectly Stirred Reactor or a Well Stirred Reactor, a Jet Stirred Reactor or a Longwell Reactor (there may well be more "aliases").

One-Dimensional Flames

Flame Speed with Convergence Analysis

In this example we simulate a freely-propagating, adiabatic, 1-D flame and * Calculate its laminar burning velocity * Estimate the uncertainty in the laminar burning velocity calculation, due to grid size.

Flame Speed with Sensitivity Analysis

In this example we simulate a freely-propagating, adiabatic, 1-D flame, calculate its laminar burning velocity and perform a sensitivity analysis of its kinetics.

Twin Premixed Counter-Flow Flame

This example documents how to simulate two identical, axisymmetric, premixed jets of reactants shooting into each other.

Electrochemistry

Lithium Ion Battery

In this example, we will illustrate how to calculate the open circuit voltage (voltage when the external applied current is 0) for a lithium ion battery as a function of anode and cathode lithium content.

Input Files

Conversion of CHEMKIN Data

This notebook illustrates the conversion of CHEMKIN input files to Cantera YAML input files. The conversion utility `ck2yaml` is run as a shell command (using the exclamation mark `!` magic shortcut).