Oscillatiory combustion waves in a chain branching model

Harvinder Singh Sidhu, V. V. Gubernov, A. V. Kolobov, A. A. Polezhaev, G. N. Mercer, J. J. Sharples


We consider an adiabatic model with a two step chain branching reaction mechanism, and use a numerical scheme to show that as the parameter characterizing the fuel properties is increased, the combustion waves begin to exhibit oscillatory behaviour. We show that this behaviour becomes more complex as the fuel parameter is further increased until extinction of the combustion reaction occurs.

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