Computer program CEA (Chemical Equilibrium with Applications)
calculates chemical equilibrium compositions and properties of complex
mixtures. Applications include assigned thermodynamic states,
theoretical rocket performance, Chapman-Jouguet detonations, and
shock-tube parameters for incident and reflected shocks. CEA represents
the latest in a number of computer programs that have been developed at
the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center during the last 45 years.
These programs have changed over the years to include additional
techniques. Associated with the program are independent databases with
transport and thermodynamic properties of individual species. Over 2000
species are contained in the thermodynamic database. The program is
written in ANSI standard FORTRAN by Bonnie J. McBride and Sanford
Gordon. It is in wide use by the aerodynamics and thermodynamics
community, with over 2000 copies in distribution
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. Built-in applications include calculation of
theoretical rocket performance, Chapman-Jouguet detonation parameters,
shock tube parameters, and combustion properties. + Read More...
August 11, 2005 -- Bonnie J. McBride
The CEA co-author, Bonnie J. McBride, passed away Thursday, August
11, 2005. She was employed by NASA Glenn Research in Cleveland, OH for
48 years. Our condolences, thoughts and memories go with her family.
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