Influence of power-law exponent on an unsteady endothermic reaction

  • OT Lamidi
  • AM Okedoye
  • RO Ayeni

Abstract

In [6], the solution of a steady Arrhenious endothermic chemical reaction where the exponential term was reduced to a power-law approximation was studied. A numerical solution obtained using a shooting technique with second order Runge-Kutta scheme showed that the minimum temperature of the reactant increases as the power-law index increases. In this paper, the scope of the work was extended to a solution of an unsteady Arrhenious endothermic reaction using shooting technique [3]. The result showed that the temperature of the reactant depends greatly on the power-law exponent. The temperature of the reactant increases as the power-law exponent α increase, whereas the temperature decreases as the Frank- Kamenestkii parameter β increases.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 15 (November, 2009), pp 447 - 452

Author Biographies

OT Lamidi
Department of Physical Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Otta, Nigeria
AM Okedoye
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
RO Ayeni
Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
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