West’s Paper is 3rd Most Downloaded Article on Computer Physics Communications
Assistant Professor Richard West’s paper “Reaction Mechanism Generator: Automatic construction of chemical kinetic mechanisms” was ranked third in the category of Most Downloaded Computer Physics Communications Articles in the past 90 days.
Computer Physics Communications is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that focuses on computational methodology, numerical analysis, and hardware and software development in support of physics and physical chemistry. The paper describes an open-source software project developed in collaboration with Professor William Green’s research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The software automatically generates detailed kinetic models containing up to tens of thousands of chemical reactions, to predict the behavior of complicated reacting systems such as combustion of new biofuels.