Effect of autocatalysis on the critical conditions of focal thermal ignition

R. S. Burkina, A. G. Knyazeva

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We examine the problem of focal thermal ignition in a substance capable of autocatalytic conversion. We have derived an expression by the method of joined asymptotic expansions for the critical value of the Frank-Kamenetskii parameter. We have determined the singularities of this expression, associated with autocatalysis. We have studied the limit cases of strong and weak autocatalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)

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