On the near-ignition stability of diffusion flames

Moshe Matalon, G. S.S. Ludford

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Activation-energy asymptotics enables steady combustion states not only to be determined but also to be examined for stability. Here the S-response of a diffusion flame in a chamber is considered, in particular the top bend corresponding to ignition. The upper branch is found to be stable and the middle branch unstable, the neutral point lying exactly at the bend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1026
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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