All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review E

Volume

47

Issue

5

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

5-1-1993

First Page

3761

Last Page

3764

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.47.3761

Abstract

Propagating wave fronts resulting from autocatalytic chemical reactions have been the focus of much recent research. For the most part, the hydrodynamics resulting from such reactions has been neglected. In this work, a relation is derived for the normal speed of a propagating wave front as a function of the local curvature when fluid motion is allowed. This ‘‘eikonal’’ equation is a generalization of one which was derived in the absence of fluid flow. It is also shown that small variations in the fluid density due to the chemical reaction do not change the form of the relation.

Comments

http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.47.3761Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review E. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.