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Nonlinear stability of the Kelvin-Stuart cat's eyes flow

Holm, Darryl D. and Marsden, Jerrold E. and Ratiu, Tudor (1986) Nonlinear stability of the Kelvin-Stuart cat's eyes flow. In: Nonlinear systems of partial differential equations in applied mathematics part 2. Lectures in Applied Mathematics. No.23. AMS , pp. 171-186. ISBN 0821811266.

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Conditions which ensure the nonlinear stability of the Kelvin-Stuart cat's eyes solution for two dimensional ideal flow are given. The solution is periodic in the x direction and is bounded by two streamlines, which contain the separatrix, in the y-direction. The stability conditions are given explicitly in terms of the solution parameters and the domain size. The method is based on a technique originally developed by Arnold [1969].

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Ratiu, Tudor0000-0003-1972-5768
Additional Information:© 1986 American Mathematical Society. Partially supported by DOE contract DE-AT03-32ER12097. Partially supported by and KSF postdoctoral fellowship. We thank John Gibbon for suggesting this problem and Jerry Kazdan for useful conversations about the Poincare inequality. We also thank George Nickel for making the figures.
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Series Name:Lectures in Applied Mathematics
Issue or Number:23
Classification Code:MSC: 76E30. 58F10
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Official Citation:Holm, Darryl D. ; Marsden, Jerrold E. ; Ratiu, Tudor S. In: Nonlinear systems of partial differential equations in applied mathematics, . Part 2, 1986, p. 171-186 Amer. Math. Soc., 1986. Series: Lectures in Appl. Math., vol. 23 Reference: CAG-CHAPTER-2008-001
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