An elementary model for autoignition of laminar jets

Peter V. Gordon*, Daniel J. Gotti, Uday G. Hegde, Michael C. Hicks, Michael J. Kulis, Gregory I. Sivashinsky

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In this paper, we formulate and analyse an elementary model for autoignition of cylindrical laminar jets of fuel injected into an oxidizing ambient at rest. This study is motivated by renewed interest in analysis of hydrothermal flames for which such configuration is common. As a result of our analysis, we obtain a sharp characterization of the autoignition position in terms of the principal physical and geometrical parameters of the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20150059
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2179
StatePublished - 8 Jul 2015


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation335/13
Simons Foundation317882


    • Autoignition
    • Blow-up
    • Diffusion flames
    • Heat equation
    • Hydrothermal flames
    • Thermal runaway


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