We consider the behavior of a premixed flame anchored on a flat burner. For Lewis numbers L < L < 1, one-dimensional stationary spatially periodic solutions corresponding to stationary one-dimensional cellular flames (rolls) bifurcate from the basic solution which corresponds to a steady planar flame. We derive and analyze an equation for the evolution of the amplitude of the roll solution just beyond the critical Lewis number L. That is, we consider the case of supercritical bifurcation (L < L) and determine the ranges of wave numbers of perturbations corresponding to both the Eckhaus instability (to longitudinal perturbations) and the zigzag instability (to transverse perturbations) of the bifurcating solution.
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- Applied Mathematics