Modes of reaction front propagation in a coupled thermal and mechanical model of solid-phase combustion

A. M. Timokhin, A. G. Knyazeva

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The method of matched asymptotic expansions and numerical calculations are used to analyze a steady-state model of solid-phase combustion with allowance for coupling between the heat transfer and deformation processes. Two modes of chemical reaction propagation are shown to exist in this model, sub- and supersonic. Thermal-mechanical self-maintaining waves are revealed. The effect of concentration stresses and strains on the reaction front characteristics is illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1514
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Physics Reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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