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The Pi-Theorem pp 261-296 | Cite as

Combustion Processes

  • L. P. Yarin
Chapter
Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID, volume 1)

Abstract

Combustion presents itself complicated physicochemical process which proceeds due to progressively self-accelerating exothermal chemical oxidation reactions sustained by an intensive heat release. A strong dependence of the chemical reaction rate on temperature according to the Arrhenius law determines a very high sensitivity of combustion processes to small disturbances of the governing parameters. It also determines an almost abrupt transition of reactive systems from a low temperature state to a high temperature state which is associated with ignition. The existence of a critical state corresponding to ignition, as well as the ability of combustion oxidation reactions to sustain a self-propagating flame front over reactive media represent themselves main features of combustion process.

Keywords

Combustion Product Nozzle Exit Flame Front Combustion Wave Diffusion Flame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Yarin
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Technion CityTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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