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Free Boundary Problems and Dynamical Geometry Associated with Flames

  • Michael L. Frankel
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 35)

Abstract

We introduce several simplified free boundary problems capable of generating basic dynamical patterns that are peculiar to flame propagation. The evolution of free boundaries can in turn be modeled by appropriate equations of dynamical geometry that relate the normal velocity (or higher “normal” time derivatives) of the surface to its instantaneous geometrical characteristics. The discussion is aimed to initiating numerical simulation and rigorous study of these models.

Keywords

Free Boundary Hopf Bifurcation Flame Front Flame Propagation Free Boundary Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Frankel
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesIndiana University — Purdue University at IndianapolisIndianaUSA

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