Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 13, pp 4169–4177 | Cite as

Effect of thermal conductivity on reaction front propagation during combustion synthesis of intermetalics

  • M. Ballas
  • H. Song
  • O. J. Ilegbusi


A mathematical model is developed to investigate the effect of thermal conductivity on the combustion synthesis of intermetallics. The governing equations are solved using a high-order-implicit numerical scheme capable of accommodating the steep spatial and temporal gradients of properties. A parametric study is then performed to elucidate reaction characteristics (propagation type, steady-state propagation velocity, peak temperature, etc.) in terms of the thermal conductivity ratio, κ=k p /kr. The predicted results appear plausible and consistent with the trends presented in the available literature.


Reaction Zone Effective Thermal Conductivity Combustion Synthesis Reaction Front Product Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando

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