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CH4_16_72_LU (Luca) skeletal mechanism


  • Type of mechanism     :  Skeletal
  • Fuels used                     :  Methane
  • Oxidizer used                 : Air
  • Number of species      :  16
  • Number of reactions    :  72
  • Cases of application    :  0D, 1D

This mechanism has been derived by Stefano Luca at the university of Texas.

It is a skeletal kinetic mechanism, derived from the GRI-mech 3.0, with 16 species and 72 reactions. The skeletal mechanism is validated for elevated unburnt temperatures (800 K) and pressures up to 4 atm, thereby addressing realistic gas turbine conditions.


Luca, Stefano & Al-Khateeb, Ashraf & Attili, Antonio & Bisetti, Fabrizio. (2018). Comprehensive Validation of Skeletal Mechanism for Turbulent Premixed Methane–Air Flame Simulations. Journal of Propulsion and Power. 34. 153-160. 10.2514/1.B36528.

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