Analysing combustion waves in a model with chain branching

Harvinder Singh Sidhu, V. V. Gubernov, Geoffry N. Mercer


We analyse the travelling wave solutions in an adiabatic model with two-step chain branching reaction mechanism. We show that the behaviour of the combustion waves are similar to the case of the corresponding nonadiabatic one-step reaction, namely there is residual amount of fuel left behind the travelling waves and the solutions can exhibit extinction. We also analyse how the speed of the travelling wave solutions and the residual amount of fuel left behind the fuel change, as control parameters are varied.

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