Welcome to CloudFlame

CloudFlame is a cloud-based cyberinfrastructure for managing combustion research and enabling collaborations. The infrastructure includes both software and hardware components and is used by industry professional and academics. This website provides a front-end for data search tools, web-based numerical simulations, and discussion forums.

CANTERA and OPENSMOKE simulations can be used to undertake fuel and chemical kinetics modeling. Presently users can run ignition delay time, premixed laminar flame speed, counterflow diffusion flame and plug flow reactor simulations in CANTERA using CloudFlame. The Mechanism File Converter can be used to convert mechanism files into cti (CANTERA) format. Also, users can run batch reactor, perfectly stirred reactor and premixed laminar flame speed simulations in OPENSMOKE.

The Fuel Design Tool can be used to formulate gasoline surrogate fuels with accurate physical and chemical kinetic properties. A user can also generate a skeletal mechanism for a fuel surrogate within this tool. Also provided are various octane number calculators and cetane number prediction tools.

The Thermo tool introduces a set of web-based tools to calculate thermodynamic data. These calculations are based on a group database that is updated frequently. A user can generate species, save the results under their user account, and generate a NASA Polynomial fit. A user can also add the generated NASA polynomial fit to a file under their user account. This allows the user to download this data in a CHEMKIN input format.

The idea behind developing CloudFlame is to enable data sharing. Users can browse and search for required data in the digitized database present in CloudFlame. CloudFlame encourages researchers to contribute their data, so that these data can be discovered and reused now and in the future. Also chemical kinetic models are available in CloudFlame for researchers to download and use.


CloudFlame is developed by the Clean Combustion Research Center with funding from KAUST and Saudi Aramco under the FUELCOM program. This cyberinfrastructure is developed together with the ReSpecTh information system and the Process Informatics Model (PrIMe) portal. Collaborators include University of California Berkeley, National University of Ireland Galway, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Eötvös University, and the University of Zagreb.


  1. G. Goteng, N. Nettyam, S.M. Sarathy. "CloudFlame: Cyberinfrastructure for Combustion Research", IEEE, China, 2013.
  2. G.L. Goteng, M. Speight, N. Nettyam, A. Farooq, M. Frenklach, S.M. Sarathy. "A Hybrid Cloud System for Combustion Kinetics Simulation", 23rd International Symposium on Gas Kinetics and Related Phenomena, Hungary, 2014.
  3. Zachary Reyno-Chiasson, Naveena Nettyam, Gokop L. Goteng, Matthew Speight,Bok Jik Lee, Sathya Baskaran, Jim Oreluk, Aamir Farooq, Hong G. Im, Michael Frenklach, S. Mani Sarathy. "CloudFlame and PrIMe: accelerating combustion research in the cloud". 9th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics, Ghent, Belgium, 2015.

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ReSpecTh is an information system of the MTA-ELTE Complex Chemical Systems Research Group, prepared in collaboration with the Laboratory of Molecular Structure and Dynamics and the Chemical Kinetics Laboratory research laboratories of the Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary.

PrIMe —Process Informatics Model— is a new approach for developing predictive models of chemical reaction systems that are based on the scientific collaboratory paradigm and takes full advantage of existing and developing cyberinfrastructure. The primary goals of PrIMe are collecting and storing data, validating the data and quantifying uncertainties, and assembling the data into predictive models with quantified uncertainties to meet specific user requirements.

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