The evolution of free surface gravity-capillary flows past a submerged obstacle in a shallow water channel is studied. For weakly nonlinear waves, the problem is formulated as a forced fifth-order Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation for the free-surface profile. Solutions to the initial value problem for this equation are computed numerically. It is found that there is a wealth of steady and unsteady behaviors, and several regimes are identified by varying the Froude and Bond numbers. This generalizes previous calculations in the absence of surface tension.
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