On the stability of stretched flames

Y. Kortsarts, I. Brailovsky, S. Gutmanz, G. I. Sivashinsky

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It is shown that the well known difficulty concerning the unconditional stability of a planar flame sustained in a stagnation-point flow is due to the infinite aspect length scale of the system. In finite geometries occurring in numerical and laboratory experiments the flame may well become unstable provided the flow-induced stretch is weak enough.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages14
JournalCombustion Theory and Modelling
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997


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