Multi-step combustion mode

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Prof Harvi Sidhu (

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Inefficient combustion arising from instabilities during industrial processes adversely affects the environment and has serious safety and economic implications. Current modelling schemes are (i) single-step kinetics which oversimplify the process; (ii) detailed schemes that allow only numerical investigation without providing a deeper understanding of the underlying behaviour. To enable a better understanding of combustion dynamics we will investigate reactions ranging from two- to multi-step kinetics in several configurations using mathematical tools developed by our group. In the process, we will be tackling the fundamental problem of efficient algorithms for analysing the stability of solutions from differential equations. This has immediate applications to various fields of science.