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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes