Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 97–112 | Cite as

Theory of water waves in an elastic vessel

  • D. Y. Hsieh


Recent experiments related to the Dragon Wash phenomena showed that axisymmetric capillary waves appear first from excitation, and circumferential capillary waves appear after increase of the excitation strength. Based on this new finding, a theory of parametric resonance is developed in detail to explain the on-set of the prominent circumferential capillary waves. Numerical computation is also carried out and the results agree generally with the experiments. Analysis and numerical computation are also presented to explain the generation of axisymmetric low-frequency gravity waves by the high-frequency external excitation.

Key Words

water waves elastic vessel Dragon Wash 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Y. Hsieh
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  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityUSA

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