Bifurcation analysis of polymerization fronts

D. M G Comissiong, L. K. Gross, Vladimir Volpert

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


A free boundary model is used to describe frontal polymerization. Weakly nonlinear analysis is applied to investigate pulsating instabilities in two dimensions. The analysis produces a pair of Landau equations, which describe the evolution of the linearly unstable modes. Onset and stability of spinning and standing modes is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Dynamics in Polymeric Systems
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Bifurcation analysis of polymerization fronts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this