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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/188056
Title:
CRITICAL BEHAVIOR OF AN IGNITION MODEL IN CHEMICAL COMBUSTION.
Author:
TONELLATO, PETER JOHN.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A model for the hot slab ignition problem is analyzed to determine critical conditions based on the parameters of the system. Activation energy asymptotics, a singular perturbation approach, is applied to the governing equation resulting in a Volterra integral equation of the second kind whose solution represents the temperature perturbation at the surface of the hot slab. The system is said to be supercritical for given parameter values when the temperature perturbation blows up in small finite time, an indication of ignition, or subcritical when the blow up time is large, indicating that heat loss effects overcome the hot slab ignition mechanisms. Comparison principles for integral equations are used to construct upper and lower solutions of the equation. The exact solution as well as the upper and lower solutions depend on two parameters ε, the Zeldovich number a measure of the heat release and λ, the scaled hot slab size. Upper and lower bounds on the transition region, delineating the super-critical from the sub-critical region, are derived based upon the lower and upper solution behavior. The product integration method is used to compute solutions of the Volterra equation for values of ε and λ in the transition region. The computations indicate that a critical curve, λ(c) lying between the analytic bounds, exists.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Combustion -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Applied Mathematics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fife, Paul C.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCRITICAL BEHAVIOR OF AN IGNITION MODEL IN CHEMICAL COMBUSTION.en_US
dc.creatorTONELLATO, PETER JOHN.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTONELLATO, PETER JOHN.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA model for the hot slab ignition problem is analyzed to determine critical conditions based on the parameters of the system. Activation energy asymptotics, a singular perturbation approach, is applied to the governing equation resulting in a Volterra integral equation of the second kind whose solution represents the temperature perturbation at the surface of the hot slab. The system is said to be supercritical for given parameter values when the temperature perturbation blows up in small finite time, an indication of ignition, or subcritical when the blow up time is large, indicating that heat loss effects overcome the hot slab ignition mechanisms. Comparison principles for integral equations are used to construct upper and lower solutions of the equation. The exact solution as well as the upper and lower solutions depend on two parameters ε, the Zeldovich number a measure of the heat release and λ, the scaled hot slab size. Upper and lower bounds on the transition region, delineating the super-critical from the sub-critical region, are derived based upon the lower and upper solution behavior. The product integration method is used to compute solutions of the Volterra equation for values of ε and λ in the transition region. The computations indicate that a critical curve, λ(c) lying between the analytic bounds, exists.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCombustion -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFife, Paul C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8526322en_US
dc.identifier.oclc696637651en_US
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