Nonlinear Wave and Diffusion Equations
Periodic rept. no. 4, Nov 1987-May 1988
OXFORD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) MATHEMATICAL INST
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This is the problem of the entry of a wedge into water, and models the impact of seas on a ships hull. Dr. McLeod, in conjunction with Professor E.G. Fraenkel, whose visit to Oxford was supported in part by the Grant, made an analysis of the integral equation which governs this model, and much qualitative information about the nature of possible solutions was obtained. This should lead to a result about the existence of solutions, a question which has been unresolved for some 50 years.
- Fluid Mechanics