University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Enhancement of the Benjamin-Feir instability with dissipation

Bridges, TJ and Dias, F (2007) Enhancement of the Benjamin-Feir instability with dissipation PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 19 (10). ? - ?. ISSN 1070-6631


Download (134Kb)


It is shown that there is an overlooked mechanism whereby some kinds of dissipation can enhance the Benjamin-Feir instability of water waves. This observation is new, and although it is counterintuitive, it is due to the fact that the Benjamin-Feir instability involves the collision of modes with opposite energy sign (relative to the carrier wave), and it is the negative energy perturbations that are enhanced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Mechanics, Physics, Fluids & Plasmas, Physics, GRAVITY-WAVES, FINITE-AMPLITUDE, STABILITY, FLOWS, CLASSIFICATION, SURFACE, WATER, LAYER, WIND
Related URLs:
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 14:09

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800