THERMAL IGNITION OF A REACTION DIFFUSION SYSTEMS IN SOME CLASS A GEOMETRIES WITH DIFFERENT THERMAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS

  • Ajadi, S.O. (Department of Mathematics, Obafemi Awolowo University)
  • Published : 2007.09.30

Abstract

We examined the steady state solution for a strongly exothermic mixtures in some class A geometries subjected to different boundary conditions under Arrhenius, Bimolecular and Sensitised reactions. The solution of the governing nonlinear reaction diffusion equation was obtained using the variational method formulation executed in Mathematica package. The paper elucidates the influence of geometry, boundary conditions and types of reaction on the thermal ignition of the reactive mixture. Apart from validating known results in literature, the solution gave further insight into the influence of material properties and conditions on the occurrence of thermal ignition.