Seminar 11/03/16: Dynamics of internal wave-current interaction

Dynamics of internal wave-current interaction
Alan Compelli
Dublin Institute of Technology
Friday 11 March 2016
2.30pm, Blue Room, DIT Kevin Street

Abstract:

A bounded system consisting of two fluids is considered. An internal wave, driven by gravity, acts as a free common interface between the fluids. Various current profiles are examined. A Hamiltonian formulation is taken and the resultant equations of motion show that wave-current interaction is not influenced by the current profile outside of the strip adjacent to the internal wave.