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Reaction Kinetics Model of Polymerization in the Absence of Material Diffusion

MO Durojaye
RO Ayeni


This paper is on reaction kinetics models for approximating diffuse propagation reaction fronts in one-dimensional gasless combustion type models. This study is carried out in the context of free-radical frontal polymerization (FP) via a propagating, self sustaining reacting front in the absence of material diffusion. The model which is a system of partial differential equations is linearized into a system of ordinary differential equations and solved numerically. Results are obtained for different values of E .

Keywords: Frontal polymerization, Material diffusion

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 19 (November, 2011), pp 199 – 204

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