The generation of internal gravity waves in a multilayered moving fluid by a flap-type wave maker

M. R. Müller, P. C. Shang

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Abstract

Experiments have examined the waveforms generated by a flap-type wave maker in a moving, three-layer fluid. Results show that the observed modulating waveforms could be predicted accurately for low frequencies and that if the two interfaces are sufficiently close together, both mode-one waves (whose amplitude vary in the vertical such that there is only one maximum) and mode-two waves (with a vertical amplitude structure that contains two relative maxima) are generated of similar amplitude. This results in downstream shifts from sinuous to varicose modes of oscillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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