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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2004, Issue 2, Pages 77-90

Stability of reaction fronts in thin domains

1Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées, UMR 5585 CNRS, Université de Lyon 1, Villeurbanne 69622, France
2Département de Mathématiques et Informatique, Université Hassan II, B.P 5366, Maarif, Casablanca, Morocco

Received 28 June 2002

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The paper is devoted to the stability of reaction fronts in thin domains. The influence of natural convection and of heat losses through the walls of the reactor is studied numerically and analytically. Critical conditions of stability of stationary solutions are obtained.