Quasi-periodic waves and the transfer of stability in condensed-phase surface combustion

Marc Garbey*, Hans G. Kaper, Gary K. Leaf, Bernard J Matkowsky

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Abstract

This article is concerned with the structure and stability properties of a combustion front propagating in the axial direction along the outer surface of a cylindrical solid fuel element. A nonlinear analysis is given that explains the occurrence of spinning and standing wave patterns as bifurcations from a uniformly propagating plane circular front. Particular attention is given to a stability transfer mechanism between standing and spinning waves by means of quasi-periodic waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-395
Number of pages12
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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