Critical behaviour in chemically reacting systems

II-An exactly soluble model

B. F. Gray*

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The theory of thermal explosions is formulated in such a way that the consumption of fuel is included fully even in the zeroth approximation when time stretching is avoided. The critical conditions are identical with those derived in the Semenov theory which ignores the consumption of fuel. The temperature-time trajectories of the system show a discontinuity at the critical condition in spite of the fact that, due to fuel consumption, explosive and nonexplosive trajectories both return to ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalCombustion and Flame
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


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