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We have studied flame propagation in a strained mixing layer formed between a fuel stream and an oxidizer stream, which can have different initial temperatures. Allowing the Lewis numbers to deviate from unity, the problem is first formulated within the framework of a thermo-diffusive model and a single irreversible reaction. A compact formulation is then(More)
We describe flame propagation in a channel subject to a Poiseuille flow, within the thermo-diffusive approximation and an adiabatic context. The two-dimensional flame fronts addressed may be either assisted or opposed by the flow. The problem is characterized by two parameters, the intensity of the flow u0 and the spatial scale e. The total burning rate and(More)
Systemic arterial compliance was estimated in 31 men, including 15 patients with sustained essential hypertension and 16 normal subjects of the same age. Values were derived from analysis of the monoexponential blood pressure-time curve during diastole, according to a simple viscoelastic model. In normal subjects, baseline arterial compliance was 2.56 +/-(More)
We present an asymptotic study of the effect of volumetric heat loss on the propagation of triple flames in a counterflow configuration at constant density. Analytical results for the speed, the local burning rate, the shape and the extent of the flame front are derived in the asymptotic limits of weak strain rates and large activation energies and for(More)
We consider the propagation of laminar premixed flames in the presence of a parallel flow whose scale is smaller than the laminar flame thickness. The study addresses fundamental aspects with relevance to flame propagation in narrow channels, to the emerging micro-combustion technology, and to the understanding of the effect of small scales in a (turbulent)(More)