In business you can be a follower or a leader. The Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3) is dedicated to leading the advancement of combustion and emissions modeling. C3 is a newly formed entity that will bring together industry, academic, and government partners to refine existing computational chemistry tools and to develop new models, tools, and mechanisms.
INDUSTRY + ACADEMIA + National Labs = INNOVATION
By bringing together a diverse group of partners, C3 will have the expertise to develop detailed mechanisms that include PAH and NOx chemistry, create tools for generating surrogate and multi-fuel mechanisms, improve reduction and merging tools, and validate mechanisms using combustion vessel and engine data.
C3 will last for three years with an optional renewal. Consortium money will be used to fund R&D at research institutions with expertise in chemical kinetics modeling and experiments. The models, tools, and mechanisms developed by the consortium will be for the exclusive use of its members for the three-year duration of C3. An advisory board will be comprised of consortium members, with voting rights proportional to the amount of money invested by each member. The board will vote on specific fuels and operating conditions of interest.
C3 is dedicated to the use of an open mechanism format to ensure widespread use, and the consortium values long-term validation and development by the entire combustion community. Research developed by C3 will be available only to its members for the three-year duration of the consortium. After that time, the research will be released to the public.
Be a leader. Join C3 to become a part of the future of computational chemistry for the combustion industry.