Chapman, S. J. and Vanden-Broeck, J. (2002) *Exponential asymptotics and capillary waves.* SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 62 (6). pp. 1872-1898. ISSN 1095-712X

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## Abstract

Recently developed techniques in exponential asymptotics beyond all orders are employed on the problem of potential flows with a free surface and small surface tension, in the absence of gravity. Exponentially small capillary waves are found to be generated on the free surface where the equipotentials from singularities in the flow (for example, stagnation points and corners) meet it. The amplitude of these waves is determined, and the implications are considered for many quite general flows. The asymptotic results are compared to numerical simulations of the full problem for flow over a polygonal plough and for flow round a right-angled corner, and they show remarkably good agreement, even for quite large values of the surface tension parameter.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | exponentially small; Stokes lines; optimal truncation; divergent expansions; singular perturbation; surface tension |

Subjects: | O - Z > Partial differential equations D - G > Fluid mechanics |

Research Groups: | Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics |

ID Code: | 607 |

Deposited By: | Jon Chapman |

Deposited On: | 24 May 2007 |

Last Modified: | 20 Jul 2009 14:22 |

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