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A study of nonlinear waves and resonance in intrusion flows


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Chen, MJ and Forbes, LK (2007) A study of nonlinear waves and resonance in intrusion flows. ANZIAM Journal, 49. C51-C68. ISSN 1446-1811

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A stratified intrusion flow is considered in which there are three moving (horizontal) fluid layers and two interfaces. The top and bottom layers move with different speeds and may even move in opposite directions, producing an exchange flow. The middle layer is in motion relative to the outer two, and possesses shear so that the speed in the three-fluid system is continuous when the interfaces are both unperturbed. The flow configuration supports the propagation of periodic waves. A linearized analysis for small wave amplitudes is presented. This is compared to some nonlinear periodic solutions found numerically using a Fourier technique. Such solutions permit nonlinear resonances between the various solution modes and these have been computed extensively.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: ANZIAM Journal
Publisher: Australian Mathematics Publ Assoc Inc
Page Range: C51-C68
ISSN: 1446-1811
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© Australian Mathematical Society 2007

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:34
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