Accession Number : AD0612982

Title :   MASS, MOMENTUM AND ENERGY FLUX IN WATER WAVES,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Whitham,G. B.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper gives a direct derivation of some results obtained by Longuet-Higgins and Stewart on the amplitude variation of waves propagating on a non-uniform stream. The derivation raises a number of subtle points in the use of the equations of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. These points are of general interest and are discussed in detail with other applications, since they do not seem to have been pointed out previously. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, FLUID MECHANICS), (*FLUID MECHANICS, WATER WAVES), PROPAGATION, MOMENTUM, ENERGY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE