be processed by advanced software tools that utilize a wide spectrum of processing, storage, and communication capabilities. All of this must be deployed, operated, and maintained by experienced personnel as part of a sustained community-wide effort. Other scientific disciplines have constructed cyberinfrastructures that meet their unique needs; Chapter 3 of this report examines those needs for the combustion community. Chapter 4 contains the recommendations that the committee believes should be followed for the successful construction and operation of a combustion cyberinfrastructure.

This report contains six appendixes that provide the following:

  • A discussion of the GRIMech model for the combustion of natural gas,

  • A discussion of CHEMKIN Chemical Kinetics Software and its historical background,

  • A description of the computation approach, direct numerical simulation,

  • A discussion of chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms,

  • The committee meeting agendas, and

  • Biographies of the committee members.


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