Accession Number:

ADA043431

Title:

Gerstner Waves at the Interface between Stratified Fluids.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Paper extends the theory of Gerstner waves by the addition of a fluid layer in rigid body motion above the surface of the conventional Gerstner wave field. The propagation speed is then decreased by a factor of Square root of Delta RHORHO. The same result is also valid for the system turned upside down with a reversal of the density difference. Combining the flows, one can also construct a three-fluid system with a middle layer in uniform motion in the plane of Gerstner waves, while the flow normal to this plane can be arbitrary and must be steady.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE