Exact evolution equations for surface waves

Wooyoung Choi, Roberto Camassa

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This paper considers surface gravity-capillary waves in an ideal fluid of finite depth and generalizes exact evolution equations for free gravity waves obtained by Dyachenko et al. to those for forced gravity-capillary waves. The model derived here describes the time evolution of the free surface and the velocity potential evaluated at the free surface under external pressure forcing. Two integro-differential equations are written explicitly in terms of these two dependent variables, and no extra step is required to close the system. These equations are solved numerically for the particular case of stationary periodic waves, and the results compared with analogous ones available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-759
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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