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Title:Modulational instability in some shallow water wave models
Author(s):Pandey, Ashish Kumar
Director of Research:Hur, Vera M
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bronski, Jared C.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Laugesen, Richard; Kirr, Eduard W
Department / Program:Mathematics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):shallow water models
modulational instability
BBM equation
Camassa-Holm equation
surface tension
Abstract:Modulational or Benjamin-Feir instability is a well known phenomenon of Stokes' periodic waves on the water surface. In this dissertation, we study this phenomenon for periodic traveling wave solutions of various shallow water wave models. We study the spectral stability or instability with respect to long wave length perturbations of small amplitude periodic traveling waves of shallow water wave models like Benjamin-Bona-Mahony and Camassa-Holm equations. We propose a bi-directional shallow water model which generalizes Whitham equation to contain the nonlinearities of nonlinear shallow water equations. The analysis yields a modulational instability index for each model which is solely determined by the wavenumber of underlying periodic traveling wave. For a fixed wavenumber, the sign of the index determines modulational instability. We also includes the effects of surface tension in full-dispersion shallow water models and study its effects on modulational instability.
Issue Date:2018-04-19
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Ashish Pandey
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-04
Date Deposited:2018-05

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