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Abstract

It is well known that, for certain values of the parameters in the mass and energy balance equations that represent the dynamic behaviour of chemical reactors, the system becomes very sensitive to the values of the initial conditions. Sensitivity to initial conditions is a well- known characteristic of chaotic phenomena. Local Lyapunov exponents were used in the definition of a generalised sensitivity criterion in the context of single reactions in a batch reactor working under isoperibolic conditions i.e. constant jacket temperature. In this work, this criterion is extended to cases where two consecutive or two parallel reactions occur simultaneously.

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Authors: STROZZI F, JRC Ispra (IT);CALENBUHR V, JRC Ispra (IT);ALOS M A, JRC Ispra (IT);ZALDIVAR J M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output, Belgirate (IT), September 25-27, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39288 ORA
Record Number: 199511459 / Last updated on: 1995-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en