Accession Number : AD0421585

Title :   INTERNAL WAVE GENERATION BY A MOVING OBJECT,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Carrier,G. F. ; Bakshi,P.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : When a submerged object translates horizontally through a field whose density gradient varies in the vertical, both internal waves and the conventional surface waves are generated. It is of particular interest to determine the surface displacement of such waves. In order that irrelevent parameters do not appear (those involved in minor details as opposed to macroscopic features), the object is represented by a dipole (which would correspond precisely to a sphere of radius a in an indefinitely extended fluid of constant speed; and a density distribution is adopted which appears to be the most useful tractable approximation to a typical oceanic distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL WAVES, FLUIDS), INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, DENSITY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PRESSURE, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE