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Stability of periodic waves of finite amplitude on the surface of a deep fluid

01 Jan 1972-Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics (Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers)-Vol. 9, Iss: 2, pp 190-194
TL;DR: In this article, the stability of steady nonlinear waves on the surface of an infinitely deep fluid with a free surface was studied. And the authors considered the problem of stability of surface waves as part of the more general problem of nonlinear wave in media with dispersion.
Abstract: We study the stability of steady nonlinear waves on the surface of an infinitely deep fluid [1, 2]. In section 1, the equations of hydrodynamics for an ideal fluid with a free surface are transformed to canonical variables: the shape of the surface η(r, t) and the hydrodynamic potential ψ(r, t) at the surface are expressed in terms of these variables. By introducing canonical variables, we can consider the problem of the stability of surface waves as part of the more general problem of nonlinear waves in media with dispersion [3,4]. The resuits of the rest of the paper are also easily applicable to the general case.

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TL;DR: In this article, a model of weak turbulence amenable to solution is investigated, and three modes of interacting waves whose laws of dispersion are so chosen that it is possible to go over to the diffusion approximation in k-space.
Abstract: A model of weak turbulence amenable to solution is investigated. There are three modes of interacting waves whose laws of dispersion are so chosen that it is possible to go over to the diffusion approximation in k-space. The steady-state spectrum of the turbulence in the presence of regions of instability, transparency and damping is found. The formal apparatus of nonlinear wave dynamics is also discussed.

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