Chain-Branching Explosions in Mixing Layers

  title={Chain-Branching Explosions in Mixing Layers},
  author={Amable Li{\~n}{\'a}n and Antonio L. S{\'a}nchez and Forman A. Williams},
  journal={SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics},
The chain-branching process leading to ignition in the high-temperature hydrogenoxygen mixing layer is studied by application of a novel WKB-like method when, as is typically the case, two branching radicals cannot be assumed to maintain steady state. It is shown that the initiation reactions, responsible for the early radical buildup, cease being important… CONTINUE READING