Construction has begun on the CoMoChEng Student Office in the Forsyth building. We hope to move in June.
Author Archives: rwest
The Computational Modeling in Chemical Engineering research group now boasts three full time members, with PhD students Pierre and Fariba who have been working hard this last semester. We look forward to welcoming some undergraduate students into the group for the Summer. Read more on the people page.
At the 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Dr. West presented work on the Kinetic Modeling of Methyl Formate Oxidation. (Presentation date: March 21, 2011.) A kinetic model for methyl formate oxidation is generated using our open-source Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) software, supplemented with high level quantum calculations and transition state theory (TST). New rate coefficients [...]
At the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Prof. West presented work on Automatic Reaction Mechanism Generation with Group Additive Kinetics. The key challenge in making chemical mechanism development predictive is being able to accurately estimate any possible rate coefficient k(T) even if there are no experimental data. Reaction Mechanism Generator (RMG) is an open-source software project [...]
At the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Prof. West presented work on multi-scale multi-physics modeling of deposit formation in diesel engine fuel injector nozzles. As well as providing insight into the specific problem of deposit formation in diesel injectors, this work demonstrates an approach suitable for other multi-scale models of chemical engineering systems. Formation of deposits [...]
The Computational Modeling in Chemical Engineering group at Northeastern University has just got a new website, here at http://neu.edu/comocheng.