Permanent wave structures on an open two layer fluid
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameResearch report
There is a significant nonlinear interaction between fast free surface waves and slow interface waves when the group velocity of the free surface waves is the same as the phase velocity of the interface waves. This interaction leads to permanent wave structures consisting of a wave group of permanent envelope on the free surface and a wave· of perma,nent shape on the interface. A theory is developed for periodic permanent wave structures of this type, from which solutions are found numerically. 'l'he theory includes all significant quadratic nonlinear interactions between free surface harmonics and interface harmonics, as well as between the interface harmonics themselves. It is found that there is a sequence of forms of differing free surface group structure.
SubjectsField of Research::01 - Mathematical Sciences::0102 - Applied Mathematics
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