On Constant Vorticity Flows Beneath Two-Dimensional Surface Solitary Waves
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- Euler equations; free boundary; solitary waves; vorticity
We demonstrate that, for a two-dimensional, steady, solitary wave profile, a flow of constant vorticity beneath the wave must likewise be steady and two-dimensional, and the vorticity will point in the direction orthogonal to that of wave propagation. Constant vorticity is the hallmark of a harmonic velocity field, and the simplified vorticity equation is used along with maximum principles to derive the results.
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TY - JOUR AU - Raphael Stuhlmeier PY - 2012 DA - 2012/11/28 TI - On Constant Vorticity Flows Beneath Two-Dimensional Surface Solitary Waves JO - Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics SP - 34 EP - 42 VL - 19 IS - Supplement 1 SN - 1776-0852 UR - https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925112400049 DO - 10.1142/S1402925112400049 ID - Stuhlmeier2012 ER -