# Investigating viscous surface wave propagation modes and study of nonlinearities in a finite depth fluid

@article{Ghahraman2019InvestigatingVS, title={Investigating viscous surface wave propagation modes and study of nonlinearities in a finite depth fluid}, author={Arash Ghahraman and Gyula Bene}, journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics}, year={2019} }

The object of this study is to investigate the effect of viscosity on propagation of free-surface waves in an incompressible viscous fluid layer of arbitrary depth. While we provide a more detailed study of properties of linear surface waves, the description of fully nonlinear waves in terms of KdV-like equations is discussed. In the linear case, we find that in shallow enough fluids, no surface waves can propagate. Even in any thicker fluid layers, propagation of very short and very long wavesβ¦Β

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