Stability of the combustion wave in a viscoelastic medium to small one-dimensional perturbations

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The problem of stability of the conversion front in a viscoelastic medium is formulated. The stability study is performed by the method of small perturbations. Nonlinear equations are derived for decrements of decay and complex frequency. Several particular cases are analyzed. A significant effect of the time of relaxation of viscous stresses on the flammability limits for both high-velocity and low-velocity regimes is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-420
Number of pages10
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006



  • Combustion wave
  • Method of small perturbations
  • Stability
  • Time of relaxation of viscous stresses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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