Accession Number : ADP004934

Title :   Solitary, Periodic and Chaotic Waves in Thin Films,

Corporate Author : CLARKSON COLL OF TECHNOLOGY POTSDAM N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Lin,S. P. ; Suryadevara,O.

Report Date : FEB 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A three-dimensional phase space analysis is carried out for a parabolic fourth order partial differential equation. This equation describes the time evolution of a class of nonlinear waves observed in viscous liquid films, diffusion flames and certain chemical oscillations. Solitary waves, almost periodic waves, as well as locally periodic but globally chaotic waves are found numerically. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WAVES, *THIN FILMS, *PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, VISCOSITY, FLAMES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE