Buoyancy-driven instabilities around miscible A+B→C reaction fronts: A general classification

P.M.J. Trevelyan, C. Almarcha, A. De Wit

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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Upon contact between miscible solutions of reactants A and B along a horizontal interface in the gravity field, various buoyancy-driven instabilities can develop when an A + B → C reaction takes place and the density varies with the concentrations of the various chemicals. To classify the possible convective instability scenarios, we analyze the spatial dependence of the large time asymptotic density profiles as a function of the key parameters of the problem, which are the ratios of diffusion coefficients and of solutal expansion coefficients of species A, B, and C. We find that 62 different density profiles can develop in the reactive problem, whereas only 6 of them can be obtained in the nonreactive one.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygl023001
Tudalennau (o-i)1-8
Nifer y tudalennau8
CyfnodolynPhysical Review E
Cyfrol91
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2 Chwef 2015

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