Studies on the oblique interactions of weakly nonlinear long waves in dispersive systems are surveyed. We focus mainly our concentration on the two-dimensional interaction between solitary waves. Two-dimensional Benjamin-Ono (2DBO) equation, modified Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (MKP) equation and extended Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (EKP) equation as well as the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) equation are treated. It turns out that a large-amplitude wave can be generated due to the oblique interaction of two identical solitary waves in the 2DBO and the MKP equations as well as in the KP-II equation. Recent studies on exact solutions of the KP equation are also surveyed briefly.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes