volume 156, issue 5, P985-996 2009
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2008.10.009
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D. Fernández-Galisteo, A.L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, F.A. Williams

Abstract: A short mechanism consisting of seven elementary reactions, of which only three are reversible, is shown to provide good predictions of hydrogen-air lean-flame burning velocities. This mechanism is further simplified by noting that over a range of conditions of practical interest, near the lean flammability limit all reaction intermediaries have small concentrations in the important thin reaction zone that controls the hydrogen-air laminar burning velocity and therefore follow a steady state approximation, wh…

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