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Solutions of the nonlinear water wave equations under an ice sheet are computed using a boundary integral equation method. The ice sheet is modelled as a thin elastic plate and the fluid equations are nonlinear. Depending on the velocity of the moving disturbance generating the flow, different types of responses of the floating ice sheet are discussed.
Two-dimensional gravity waves travelling under an ice sheet are studied. The flow is assumed to be potential. Weakly nonlinear solutions are derived and fully nonlinear solutions are calculated numerically. Periodic waves and generalized solitary waves are studied.
Stirling's formula, the asymptotic expansion of n! for n large, or of Γ(z) for z → ∞, is derived directly from the recursion equationΓ(z + 1) = zΓ(s) and the normalization condition Γ 1 2 = √ π.
Hydroelasticity brings together hydrodynamics and elastic theories. It is concerned with deformations of elastic bodies responding to hydrodynamic excitations, which themselves depend on elastic deformation. This Theme Issue is intended to identify and to outline mathematical problems of modern hydroelasticity and to review recent developments in this area,… (More)
Nonlinear waves in a forced channel flow of two contiguous homogeneous fluids of different densities are considered. Each fluid layer is of finite depth. The forcing is due to an obstruction lying on the bottom. The study is restricted to steady flows. First a weakly nonlinear analysis is performed. At leading order the problem reduces to a forced… (More)
We study the formation and dynamics of interfacial waves on a perfect dielectric ideal fluid layer of finite depth, wetting a solid wall, when the region above the fluid is hydrodynamically passive but has constant permittivity, for example, air. The wall is held at a constant electric potential and a second electrode having a different potential is placed… (More)