Rotational Steady Waves in a Low-pressure Region

M. V. Flamarion


Nonlinear steady rotational waves in a low-pressure region are investigated. The problem is formulated in a simplified canonical domain through the use of a conformal mapping, which flattens the free surface. Steady waves are computed numerically using a Newton’s method and classified into three types. Besides, our results indicate that there is a region in which steady waves do not exist. The thickness of this region is compared with the one predicted by the weakly nonlinear, weakly dispersive regime.


Steady waves; rotational waves; shear flow; Euler equations.

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