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Extreme interfacial waves

Grimshaw, R. H. J. and Pullin, D. I. (1986) Extreme interfacial waves. Physics of Fluids, 29 (9). pp. 2802-2807. ISSN 0031-9171. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GRIpof86

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Abstract

Numerical solutions are presented for large-amplitude interfacial waves of extreme form on the interface between two fluids of different densities in the Boussinesq approximation. The flow in the lower fluid is irrotational, but the upper fluid may have constant, nonzero vorticity. Only symmetric waves are calculated. The results suggest limiting wave profiles for which separate portions of the interface touch, forming stagnant zones of one fluid imbedded in the other fluid.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Copyright © 1986 American Institute of Physics. Received 3 January 1986; accepted 13 June 1986.
Subject Keywords:NUMERICAL SOLUTION, INTERFACES, WAVES, FLUIDS, DENSITY, BOUSSINESQ EQUATIONS, VORTEX FLOW, SYMMETRY
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:GRIpof86
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GRIpof86
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.865477
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