Oblique interaction of internal solitary waves in a two-layer fluid of infinite depth

Hidekazu Tsuji, Masayuki Oikawa

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Abstract

Oblique interaction of internal solitary waves in a two-layer fluid system with infinite depth is studied. Two-dimensional Benjamin-Ono (BO) equation is solved numerically to investigate the strong interactions of the non-linear long waves whose propagation directions are very close to each other. Computations of time development are performed for two initial settings: the first one is superposition of two BO solitons with the same amplitude and with different propagation directions, and the second one is an oblique reflection of a BO solition at a vertical wall. It is observed that the Mach reflection does occur for small incident angles and for some incident angles very large stem waves are generated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-267
Number of pages17
JournalFluid Dynamics Research
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Solitons
solitary waves
Mach reflection
Fluids
fluids
planetary waves
stems
Wave propagation
Mach number
wave propagation
interactions
propagation
Direction compound

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Oblique interaction of internal solitary waves in a two-layer fluid of infinite depth. / Tsuji, Hidekazu; Oikawa, Masayuki.

In: Fluid Dynamics Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.10.2001, p. 251-267.

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