This study explores a reactor model designed to describe the decomposition, ignition and combustion of energetic materials in combination with real experimental data for these energetic materials. Spatial uniformity is initially assumed which reduces the system of partial‐differential‐equations to a system of ordinary‐differential‐equations that can be easily solved numerically. The phase‐plane is explicitly presented and examined to illustrate how chemistry and temperature evolve in time. The computations provide an understanding of the vast different timescales that exist and illustrate the singularity structure. Following this the effect of including this chemical regime in an environment typically induced by the combustion of these materials, that is within a compressible fluid flow, is pursued.
Lowe, C. (2004), "The role of endothermic gasification in propellant ignition", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 493-511. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530410532268Download as .RIS
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