Accession Number : AD0275945

Title :   DIFFRACTION OF SURFACE WAVES ON AN IMCOMPRESSIBLE FLUID

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : LEVINE,HAROLD

Report Date : 14 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Waves of irrotational type are propagated along the free surface of an ideal incompressible fluid in a gravitational field, and a theory fashioned with space harmonic functions holds the key to both the details of their form and excitation. If the linearized approximation to the free surface boundary condition is invoked, the concomitant theory of small amplitude wave motion can be developed in a wide variety of (two- and threedimensional) circumstances. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AMPLITUDE MODULATION, *WAVE PROPAGATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, DIFFRACTION, FLUID FLOW, OSCILLATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE