On the critical conditions for an assembly of interacting thermons

B. F. Gray*

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    The interaction of a number of self-heating bodies depositing heat into a common finite heat bath and thereby influencing each other is a problem of great practical importance in many areas including storage and transport of self-heating materials, drums of chemicals, foodstuffs etc. Critical conditions for the complete assembly of interacting heat producers (thermons) are derived under various assumptions and modes of ignition are identified. These include cooperative modes as well as modes which are simply perturbations of ignition for single thermons.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalANZIAM Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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