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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 45, Issue 19, pp 1813–1817 | Cite as

Catastrophe mechanism and classification of discontinuity behavior in thermal science (I)

Fold catastrophe
  • Zhikang Xie
  • Weicheng Fan
  • Qing’an Wang
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Abstract

The mechanism of discontinuity behavior has important significance in the study of thermal science, such as fire, combustion, explosion and heat transfer. This sort of discontinuity behavior and the catastrophe caused by system nonlinearity may be equivalently classified according to the catastrophe model promulgated by catastrophe theory. Under the conditions of uniform temperature and thermal isolation, the self-ignition behavior of a Semenov System can be viewed as a result of the fold catastrophe of the system.

Keywords

complexity science nonlinear science thermal science catastrophe classification 

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© Science in China Press 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhikang Xie
    • 1
  • Weicheng Fan
    • 1
  • Qing’an Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fire ScienceUniversity of Science & Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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