Conventional Asymptotics and Computational Singular Perturbation
for Simplified Kinetics Modelling
in Reduced Kinetics Mechanisms and Asymptotic Approximations for Methane Air Flames,
Lecture Notes in Physics 384, M. Smooke, Editor. Chapter 10.
Springer-Verlag, 1991

S. H. Lam and D. A. Goussis


        Generally speaking, the chemical kinetics of any reaction system can potentially be very complex. Even though the investigator may only be interested in a few species, the reaction model almost always involves a much larger number of species. Some of the species involved are often referred to as radicals with a special meaning: they are usually reactants of low concentrations which are believed to be important intermediaries in the whole reaction scheme. A large number of elementary reactions can occur among the species; some of  these reactions are fast, and some are slow. The aim of simplified kinetics modelling is to derive the simplest reaction system which nevertheless retains the essential features of the full reaction system .....

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