Accession Number : ADP002972

Title :   Stability of Plane Near-Equidiffusional Flames Without Invoking the Constant-Density Approximation,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY

Personal Author(s) : Jackson,T. ; Kapila,A.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Near-equidiffusional flames (NEFs) are characterized by near-unity Lewis numbers, near-adiabatic flame temperatures and near-uniform enthalpies. These flames are special three-dimensional solutions of the combustion equations and provide a convenient framework for the theoretical study of a number of flame phenomena. An extensive discussion of NEFs appears in Chapters 2 and 8 of Buckmaster and Ludford (1982), where a set of reduced equations governing these flames has also been derived. This paper is concerned with a study of the linearized stability problem associated with the plane NEFs.

Descriptors :   *Flames, Combustion, Diffusion, Mathematical models, Linearity, Enthalpy, Stability, Heat of reaction

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