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Nazarov, S.A., Ruotsalainen, K.M. Curved channels with constant cross sections may support trapped surface waves. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 74, 149 (2023).

Curved channels with constant cross sections may support trapped surface waves

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Author: Nazarov, Sergei A.1; Ruotsalainen, Keijo M.2
Organizations: 1Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
2Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-08-23


Curved channels with constant cross sections are constructed which support a trapped surface wave. Since corresponding eigenvalues are embedded in the continuous spectrum of the water wave problem and therefore possess the natural instability, the construction procedure requires “fine-tuning” of several parameters in the (small) curvature of the channel as well as geometrical restrictions on the cross section. In particular, the mirror symmetry of the cross section with respect to the vertical axis disrupts the procedure, but examples of suitable non-symmetric cross sections are provided.

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Series: Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik
ISSN: 0044-2275
ISSN-E: 1420-9039
ISSN-L: 0044-2275
Volume: 74
Issue: 4
Article number: 149
DOI: 10.1007/s00033-023-02048-z
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 111 Mathematics
Funding: This work was completed with the support of Academy of Finland (Grant nr. 343220: Researchers’ mobility to Finland).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 343220
Detailed Information: 343220 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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