Analysis of two-dimensional combustion waves arising in the presence of a competitive endothermic reaction


  • S. D. Watt
  • Z. Huang
  • H. S. Sidhu



travelling waves, combustion


We consider a system of reaction-diffusion equations describing combustion dynamics. The reaction is assumed to undergo two competitive reactions, one which is exothermic and one which is endothermic. The one-dimensional model has been shown to exhibit complex behaviour, from propagating combustion waves with a constant speed to period doubling cascades and the possibility of chaotic wave speeds. In this study, we extend the combustion model from one to two dimensions by exploring a model of an insulated strip with no heat loss and axially symmetric spread. In particular, we compare and contrast the behaviour of the systems in one and two dimensions. References
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