Accession Number:

ADA134548

Title:

The Froude Number for Solitary Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper is concerned with the problem of a solitary wave moving with constant form and constant velocity c on the surface of an incompressible, inviscid fluid over a horizontal bottom. The motion is assumed to be two-dimensional and irrotational, and if h is the depth of the fluid at infinity and g the acceleration due to gravity, then the Froude number F is defined by F squared c squaredgh. The result that F 1 has recently been proved by Amick and Toland by means of a long and complicated argument. Here we give a short and simple one. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE