The effects of heat exchange and fluid production on the ignition of a porous solid
Shah, A. A., Brindley, J., McIntosh, A. C. and Rademacher, J.. (2008) The effects of heat exchange and fluid production on the ignition of a porous solid. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Vol.9 (No.2). pp. 562-584. ISSN 1468-1218Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nonrwa.2006.12.002
In this paper we study a system of nonlinear parabolic equations representing the evolution of small perturbations in a model describing the combustion of a porous solid. The novelty of this system rests on allowing the fluid and solid phases to assume different temperatures, as opposed to the well-studied single-temperature model in which heat is assumed to be exchanged at an infinitely rapid rate. Moreover, the underlying model incorporates fluid creation, as a result of reaction, and this property is inherited by the perturbation system. With respect to important physico-chemical parameters we look for global and blowing-up solutions, both with and without heat loss and fluid production. In this context, blowup can be identified with thermal runaway, from which ignition of the porous solid is inferred (a self-sustaining combustion wave is generated). We then proceed to study the existence and uniqueness of a particular class of steady states and examine their relationship to the corresponding class of time-dependent problems. This enables us to extend the global-existence results, and to indicate consistency between the time-independent and time-dependent analyses. In order to better understand the effects of distinct temperatures in each phase, a number of our results are then compared with those of a corresponding single-temperature model. We find that the results coincide in the appropriate limit of infinite heat-exchange rate. However, when the heat exchange is finite the blowup results can be altered substantially.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications|
|Official Date:||April 2008|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 562-584|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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