Solitary-wave collisions

Joseph Hammack, Diane Henderson, Philippe Guyenne, Ming Yi

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Experimental and theoretical results are presented for binary collisions between co-propagating and counter-propagating solitary waves. The experiments provide high-resolution measurements of water surface profiles at fixed times, thereby enabling direct comparisons with predictions by a variety of mathematical models. These models include the 2-soliton solution of the Korteweg-deVries equation, numerical solutions of the Euler equations, and linear superposition of KdV solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Mechanics Reflections and Outlooks
Subtitle of host publicationIn Honor of Theodore Y-T Wu
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789812702128
ISBN (Print)9812561447, 9789812561442
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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