On stability of premixed flames in stagnation — point flow

Gregory I. Sivashinsky, Chung K. Law, Guy Joulin*

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An equation is derived which describes the evolution of a corrugated flame front stabilized in stagnation-point flow: Φτ+4Δ4Φ+Δ2Φ+1/2(ΔΦ)2+α(ηΦ)η=0 It is shown that, if blowing is sufficiently strong, the corrugations disappear and a plane flame results. The problem turns out to be rather unusual in the sense that the phenomena cannot be fully described by means of the classical linear stability analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalCombustion Science and Technology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1982
Externally publishedYes


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