Accession Number : AD0683707

Title :   AN EXACT INTEGRAL EQUATION FOR STEADY SURFACE WAVES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DIV OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Byatt-Smith,John

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : An exact integral equation is found for inviscid steady surface waves. Existing known approximations are all derived from the one equation. A numerical solution is attempted in the case of the solitary wave. From the numerical solution the amplitude of the solitary wave of maximum height is estimated. The numerical solution is also compared with the existing approximations and the implications drawn from the comparison are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRODYNAMICS, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW), (*WATER WAVES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS), FOURIER ANALYSIS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, POTENTIAL THEORY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, FLOW FIELDS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE