Accession Number : ADA306714

Title :   Existence of Solitary Internal Waves in a Two-Layer Fluid of Infinite Height,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Sun, S. M.

PDF Url : ADA306714

Report Date : 27 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This paper concerns the existence of internal solitary waves moving with a constant speed at the interface of a two-layer fluid with infinite height. The fluids are immiscible, inviscid, and incompressible with constant but different densities. Assume that the height of the upper fluid is infinite and the depth of the lower fluid is finite. It has been formally derived before that under long-wave assumption the first-order approximation of the interface satisfies the Benjamin-Ono equation, which has algebraic solitary-wave solutions. This paper gives a rigorous proof of the existence of solitary-wave solutions of the exact equations governing the fluid motion, whose first-order approximations are the algebraic solitary-wave solutions of the Benjamin-Ono equation. The proof relies on estimates of integral operators using Fourier transforms in L2(R)- space and is different from the previous existence proof of solitary waves in a two-layer fluid with finite depth.

Descriptors :   *INVISCID FLOW, *TWO PHASE FLOW, *INTERNAL WAVES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NONLINEAR ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, STEADY FLOW, BERNOULLI DISTRIBUTION, BANACH SPACE.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE