Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 447–452 | Cite as

The Cauchy-Poisson problem in electrohydrodynamics

  • S. V. Nesterov
  • A. Yu. Yakimov


The Cauchy-Poisson problem of wave propagation along the interface between two fluids under the action of an electric field is solved for the case in which the field strength is below a certain critical value at which a horizontal interface loses stability. The upper fluid layer is an ideal dielectric, while the lower one is an ideal conductor. For the shape of the wave crest a solution in integral form is obtained. Numerical results concerning the spatial-temporal wavefield pattern are also presented.


Fluid Dynamics Field Strength Wave Propagation Crest Integral Form 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Nesterov
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Yakimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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