A. Van Harten*, A. K. Kapila, B. J. Matkowsky

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In the limits of large activation energy and small Mach number, the full equations of reactive gas dynamics are reduced to a simpler set which is appropriate for studying acoustic interaction with slender flames. The model is used to study the interaction of a plane, steady flame with a normally incident acoustic wave. Explicit analytical expressions are obtained for the reflection and transmission coefficients, and, in two limiting cases, for the acoustically induced disturbance in the flame speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-995
Number of pages14
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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