Stability of periodic traveling flexural-gravity waves in two dimensions

Olga Trichtchenko, Paul Milewski, Emilian Părău, Jean Marc Vanden-Broeck

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Abstract

In this work, we solve the Euler's equations for periodic waves traveling under a sheet of ice. These waves are referred to as flexural-gravity waves. We compare and contrast two models for the effect of the ice: a linear model and a nonlinear model. The benefit of this reformulation is that it facilitates the asymptotic analysis. We use it to derive the nonlinear Schrödinger equation that describes the modulational instability of periodic traveling waves. We compare this asymptotic result with the numerical computation of stability using the Fourier–Floquet–Hill method to show they agree qualitatively. We show that different models have different stability regimes for large values of the flexural rigidity parameter. Numerical computations are also used to analyze high-frequency instabilities in addition to the modulational instability. In the regions examined, these are shown to be the same regardless of the model representing ice.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
JournalStudies in Applied Mathematics
Early online date12 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • asymptotic analysis
  • nonlinear waves
  • numerical methods
  • stability of solutions
  • waves under ice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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Stability of periodic traveling flexural-gravity waves in two dimensions. / Trichtchenko, Olga; Milewski, Paul; Părău, Emilian; Vanden-Broeck, Jean Marc.

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Trichtchenko, Olga ; Milewski, Paul ; Părău, Emilian ; Vanden-Broeck, Jean Marc. / Stability of periodic traveling flexural-gravity waves in two dimensions. In: Studies in Applied Mathematics. 2018.
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