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Title

Derivation of a Nonlinear Front Evolution Equation for Chemical Waves Involving Convection

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physica D

Volume

73

Issue

3

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

6-1-1994

First Page

217

Last Page

226

DOI

10.1016/0167-2789(94)90158-9

Abstract

The nonlinear stability of exothermic autocatalytic reaction fronts is considered using the viscous thermohydrodynamic fluid equations in the limits of infinite and zero thermal diffusivity. A nonlinear front evolution equation is derived using asymptotic analysis and is solved for an ascending front. The method used is similar to that which has been used in the derivation of a front equation for flame propagation.

Comments

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