Condensed phase combustion travelling waves with sequential exothermic or endothermic reactions

Please, Colin P., Liu, Fawang, & McElwain, Sean (2003) Condensed phase combustion travelling waves with sequential exothermic or endothermic reactions. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 7(1), pp. 129-143.

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The one-dimensional propagation of a combustion wave through a premixed solid fuel for two-stage kinetics is studied. We re-examine the analysis of a single reaction travelling-wave and extend it to the case of two-stage reactions. We derive an expression for the travelling wave speed in the limit of large activation energy for both reactions. The analysis shows that when both reactions are exothermic, the wave structure is similar to the single reaction case. However, when the second reaction is endothermic, the wave structure can be significantly different from single reaction case. In particular, as might be expected, a travelling wave does not necessarily exist in this case. We establish conditions in the limiting large activation energy limit for the non-existence, and for monotonicity of the temperature profile in the travelling wave.

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ID Code: 23211
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1088/1364-7830/7/1/307
ISSN: 1364-7830
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:45
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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