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Global Existence for Fully Nonlinear Reaction-diffusion Systems Describing Multicomponent Reactive Flows

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Keller 3-180
Martine Marion (École Centrale de Lyon)
We consider combustion problems in the presence of complex chemistry and nonlinear diffusion laws leading to fully nonlinear multispecies reaction-diffusion equations. We establish results of existence of solution and maximum principle, i.e. positivity of the mass fractions, which rely on specific properties of the models. The nonlinear diffusion coefficients are obtained by resolution of the so-called Stefan-Maxwell equations.