TITLE AND SUBTITLE:
Computer Program for Calculation of Complex Chemical Equilibrium Compositions and Applications II. User's Manual and Program Description

AUTHOR(S):
Bonnie J. McBride and Sanford Gordon

REPORT DATE:
June 1996

FUNDING NUMBERS:
WU-505-62-52

PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES):
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lewis Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44135-3191

PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER:
E-8017-1

SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S)AND ADDRESS(ES):
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED:
Reference Publication

SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER:
NASA RP-1311-P2

SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES:
Bonnie J. McBride, NASA Lewis Research Center and Sanford Gordon, Sanford Gordon and Associates, Cleveland, Ohio. Responsible person, Bonnie J. McBride, organization code 2670, (216)433-5870.

ABSTRACT:
This users manual is the second part of a two-part report describing the NASA Lewis CEA (Chemical Equilibrium with Applications) program. The program obtains chemical equilibrium compositions of complex mixtures with applications to several types of problems. The topics presented is this manual are (1) details for preparing input data sets; (2) a descriptions of output tables for various types of problems; (3) the overall modular organization of the program with information on how to make modifications; (4) a description of the function of each subroutine; (5) error messages and their significance; and (6) a number of examples that illustrate various types of problems handled by CEA and that cover many of the options available in both input and output. Seven appendixes give information on the thermodynamic and thermal transport data used in CEA; some information on common variables used in or generated by the equilibrium module; and output tables for 14 example problems. The CEA program was written in ANSI standard FORTRAN 77. CEA should work on any system with sufficient storage. There are about 6300 lines in the source code, which uses about 225 kilobytes of memory. The compiled program takes about 975 kilobytes.

SUBJECT TERMS:
Chemical equilibrium; Combustion products; Combustion temperatures; Computer program; Thermodynamic mixture properties; Thermal transport properties; Rocket performance

NUMBER OF PAGES:
178

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