Wave interactions and fluid flows [EBook] / Alex D.D. Craik.
Wave interactions and fluid flows [EBook] / Alex D.D. Craik.
Wave Interactions and Fluid Flows is a coherent, uptodate and comprehensive account of theory and experiment on waveinteraction phenomena, both in fluids at rest and in shear flows. On the one hand, this includes water waves, internal waves, their evolution and interaction and associated wavedri...
Personal Name(s):  Craik, Alex D. D., (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
1985

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521368292 9780511569548 9780521267403 
Series Title: 
Cambridge monographs on mechanics

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Linear wave interactions
 Flows with piecewiseconstant density and velocity
 Stability of an interface
 A threelayer model
 An energy criterion
 Viscous dissipation
 Flows with constant density and continuous velocity profile
 Stability of constantdensity flows
 Critical layers and wall layers
 Flows with density stratification and piecewiseconstant velocity
 Continuouslystratified flows
 Vortex sheet with stratification
 Overreflection and energy flux
 The influence of boundaries
 Flows with continuous profiles of density and velocity
 Unbounded shear layers
 Bounded shear layers
 The critical layer in inviscid stratified flow
 Diffusive effects
 Models of mode coupling
 Model dispersion relations
 Mode conversion in inhomogeneous media
 Eigenvalue spectra and localized disturbances
 The temporal eigenvalue spectrum
 The spatial eigenvalue spectrum
 Evolution of localized disturbances
 Introduction to nonlinear theory
 Introduction to nonlinear theory
 Introductory remarks
 Description of a general disturbance
 Review of special cases
 Waves and mean flows
 Spatiallyperiodic waves in channel flows
 The meanflow equations
 Particular solutions
 The viscous wall layer
 Spatiallyperiodic waves on deformable boundaries
 The Eulerian drift velocity of water waves
 'Swimming' of a wavy sheet
 Modulated wavepackets
 Waves in viscous channel flows
 Waves on a free surface
 Wave propagation in inhomogeneous media
 Wave action and energy.