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Travelling Waves in a Two-Step Chain Branching Model with Heat Loss

Harvinder S Sidhu, V.V. Gubernov, Geoff Mercer, A.V. Kolobov, A.A. Polezhaev and J.J. Sharples

In this paper we undertake a numerical investigation of travelling nonadiabatic combustion waves for the case of a two-step chain branching reaction mechanism. For simplicity we have assumed equal diffusivity of the reactant, radicals and heat. The speed of the combustion wave is analysed for different values of the heat loss parameter. We also determine how the extinction limit depends on the heat loss parameter as well as properties of the fuel.

Published Online: 2009-8-30

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