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A Numerical Study of Reaction Kinetics Model of Polymerization In The Presence Of Material Diffusion Using the Finite Difference Scheme

MO Durojaye
RO Ayeni


This paper is on the numerical study of reaction kinetics model for approximating diffuse propagation reaction fronts in one-dimensional gasless combustion type models. The study is carried in the context of free-radical frontal polymerization (FP) via a propagating, self sustaining reacting front in the presence of material diffusion. The model which is a system of partial differential equations is analyzed numerically using the finite difference scheme to obtain results for1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 100, 1000 (where p is the order of reaction).

Keywords: Frontal polymerization, Material diffusion

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 19 (November, 2011), pp 193 – 198

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