Experimental observation of internal symmetric solitary waves in a two-layer fluid

H. Honji, N. Matsunaga, Y. Sugihara, K. Sakai

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    Abstract

    Water tank experiments were conducted on the internal symmetric solitary waves generated by gravity flow intrusion at the horizontal interface of a two-layer fluid. Velocity distributions in the waves were first measured using an image processor. Flow visualization studies revealed some new features of the solitary waves, including a marked decrease in the phase velocities of two large-amplitude, oppositely propagating waves after their head-on collision.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-102
    Number of pages14
    JournalFluid Dynamics Research
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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