CEA is a program which calculates chemical equilibrium
product concentrations from any set of reactants and determines
thermodynamic and transport properties for the product mixture.
Builtin applications include calculation of theoretical rocket
performance, ChapmanJouguet detonation parameters, shock tube
parameters, and combustion properties. A twopart publication describes
the program and its use. Part I outlines the theoretical principles
used in the program. Part II is the user's manual.
Part I: Analysis
(NASA RP1311) .
Part I presents in detail a number of
topics of general interest in chemical equilibrium calculations. These
topics include mathematical analysis and techniques for obtaining
chemical equilibrium; formulas for obtaining thermodynamic and
transport mixture properties and thermodynamic derivatives; criteria
for inclusion of condensed phases; calculations at a triple point;
inclusion of ionized species; and various applications, such as
constantpressure or constantvolume combustion, rocket performance
based on either a finite or infinitechamberarea model, shock wave
calculations, and ChapmanJouguet detonations.
Part II: User's
Manual and Program Description (NASA RP1311P2) .
The user's manual is intended to
facilitate the use of CEA for solving thermodynamic and combustion
problems. Topics discussed include the preparation of input
files, the format of the output and a discussion of the program's
overall organization. Also discussed are the formats used for the
associated thermodynamic and transport data files. A number of examples
are given to illustrate the program's versatility. The CEA program is written
in ANSI standard FORTRAN 77 by Bonnie J. McBride and Sanford Gordon.
Related Publications:
o McBride, B.J., M. J. Zehe, Dr.and
Gordon, S.:
NASA Glenn Coefficients for Calculating Thermodynamic
Properties of Individual Species
NASA
TP2002211556, 2002.
o McBride, B.J., Gordon, S., and Reno,
M.A.:
Thermodynamic Data for Fifty Reference Elements.
NASA
TP3287/REV1, 2001.
(same
as TP3287, 1993 with added table of contents and some corrections to
Table V).
o Gordon, S., and McBride, B.J.:
Thermodynamic Data to 20 000 K for Monatomic Gases.
NASA
TP1999208523, 1999.
o Svehla, R.A.:
Transport Coefficients for the NASA Lewis Chemical Equilibrium Program.
NASA TM4647,
1995.
o McBride, B.J., and Gordon, S.:
Computer Program for Calculating and Fitting Thermodynamic Functions.
NASA RP1271,
1992.
