Numerical simulation of solitary wave generation in a wind-water annular tunnel


We briefly describe laboratory experiments demonstrating wind-water solitary wave generation in a wind-water annular tunnel. A mathematical model of this phenomenon is constructed in the context of a shallow-water approximation. The finite-difference algorithm for solving the system is based on regularized shallow-water equations. For the first time, we obtain a numerical solution of the wind-water solitary wave that is qualitatively consistent with the experimental data.

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Original Russian Text © T.G. Elizarova, M.A. Istomina, N.K. Shelkovnikov, 2012, published in Matematicheskoe Modelirovanie, 2012, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 107–116.

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Elizarova, T.G., Istomina, M.A. & Shelkovnikov, N.K. Numerical simulation of solitary wave generation in a wind-water annular tunnel. Math Models Comput Simul 4, 552–559 (2012).

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  • wind-water solitary wave
  • shallow-water equations
  • quasi-gas dynamic equations
  • regularized shallow-water equations