The Computer Program for Chemical Thermodynamics and Energy Release Evaluation
 
Team Members
 
CHETAH 9.0 (to be released November 2009) is a product of ASTM Committee E27-07 on The Hazard Potential of Chemicals. The Committee is responsible for the technical content of the program and guides its continuing development. The actual implementation of changes to the program is implemented by a team at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

CHETAH 9.0 Development Team

B. Keith Harrison, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Graduate Dean

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama 36688


Special thanks to the Graduate Assistants that helped design and develop the computer code for this version: Dhinakaran Srinivasan, Sreeram R.Nudurupati, Venu Madhava R.Pamera, Raghavender Erabelly, and Bharatan Vijaykumar.

Acknowledgements
 
The development of the CHETAH program has taken place over the years with the generous support and invaluable technical assistance of a great many people too numerous to list. However special acknowledgement is in order for Dr. William Seaton who for many years spearheaded the continued development of the program.

With many omissions, others who have made major contributions to the program include: Dave Fruip (Dow), Carol Davies (Dow), Gary Buckley (Cameron University), Eli Friedman (Eli Friedman and Associates), G. Hertel (University of South Florida), Josee Audet (Meck), Jeff Niemeyer (Lilly), Donna Loftin, Srinath Balaraman (University of South Alabama), Malcolm Chase (NIST), and Larry Britton (retired).

Also numerous students participated in directed studies projects on a volunteer basis for the betterment of project for CHETAH 9.0. These projects included database development and verification, documentation, and analysis of methods and logic for CHETAH. Some of those deserving recognition include: Uma Rao, Vallabha P. Sanagavarapu, Shyam Sundal Soma, Satish Kumar Pathak, Varun Kumar Ramshetty, Venkata Srikanya, Chun Wei Liang, Peer Mohideen Syed Shajudeen, Phani Vinod Sukhavasi, Siva Chandra, Chu Yan Nah, Wesley Teichmiller, Amarendar Reddy Javidi, Susheel Kumar K, Siva Chandra, Leigh Marchand, Prashanth Kumar Vaida, Subin Hada, Hendy Edi-Sutikno, Aaiba Fanus, Jaffer Allauddin, Gunda Sreekanth, Venkatesh Papetla, Chilukuri Preethi, Anurag Sharma, Muthukumaran Rajasekaran, Sandeep Dumpala, Jeremy Cramblitt, and Ashwin Kundapur.
 
History
 

In 1967 ASTM Committee E-27 on the Hazard Potential of Chemicals was formed. In 1974 the first version of CHETAH was released. In 1976 the Dudley Award was presented to W. H. Seaton, E. Freedman, and D. N. Treweek for their work on CHETAH. W. H. Seaton led the technical development of CHETAH for many years up to version 4.4. and beyond. Version 7.0 was released in 1994, it was a DOS based interactive version developed under the leadership of Dave Frurip at Dow Chemicals.

Version 7.3 was released in 2001, it is a Windows 95, NT, 2000 version developed under the leadership of B. Keith Harrison, and Banna Balaraju at the University of South Alabama.

Version 8.0 was released in 2005. This version worked on Windows systems up through XP. It was developed under the leadership of B. Keith Harrison, Abhishek Madas, and Anu Sharma.

Version 9.0 will be released in 2009. It was developed under the leadership of B. Keith Harrison, Dhinakaran Srinivasan, Sreeram R.Nudurupati, Venu Madhava R.Pamera, Raghavender Erabelly, and Bharatan Vijaykumar at the University of South Alabama.



 
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