Heat transfer from flame in pipe

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I am not familiar with non steady-state heat transfer problems, any resources on where I could get started would be a huge help:

There is a pipe filled with a fuel/air mixture. This mixture is ignited at one end of the pipe, so that the flame front propagates through the pipe. How can we determine the heat transfer through a portion of the pipe? Any equations or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
 

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This is usually covered in a heat transfer course. It takes more than a few formulas to give a decent treatment of the subject.
 
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This is usually covered in a heat transfer course. It takes more than a few formulas to give a decent treatment of the subject.
I've taken one course, but we never went over a moving flame front, just general transient heat transfer problems. Does this not add more complexity to the problem?
 
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I've taken one course, but we never went over a moving flame front, just general transient heat transfer problems. Does this not add more complexity to the problem?
Undoubtedly it does, due to the transient nature of the flame propagation.
 

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