, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 676-682

Two-dimensional stability of the combustion of condensed systems

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The question of the combustion stability of condensed systems relative to curvature of the front is investigated in a linear approximation. Two of the simplest combustion models are examined, a gasless system and a model of flameless combustion of a solid fuel. In the first case, the combustion products are condensed, just as are the initial materials, and in the second the solid fuel is converted into a gas in which no chemical reactions occur. Boundaries of the stability of the stationary combustion mode are found. It is shown that gasless systems are less stable with respect to two-dimensional perturbations than to one-dimensional perturbations. For the flameless combustion model the result depends on the relationship between the thermophysical constants of the initial material and the products. The question of the influence of heat emission on the one-dimensional stability of the gasless composites is considered. An increase in the heat emission diminishes the stable combustion region, where a one-dimensional instability originates earlier than collapse of combustion occurs because of strong heat emission to the wall.