Freak Waves: Peculiarities of Numerical Simulations

  • V. E. Zakharov
  • A. I. Dyachenko
  • A. O. Prokofiev


Numerical simulation of evolution of nonlinear gravity waves is presented. Simulation is done using two-dimensional code, based on conformal mapping of the fluid to the lower half-plane. We have considered two problems: (i) modulation instability of wave train and (ii) evolution of nonlinear Shrödinger equation solitons with different steepness of carrier wave. In both cases we have observed formation of freak waves.


Gravity Wave Conformal Mapping Water Wave Wave Train Modulation Instability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Zakharov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. I. Dyachenko
    • 3
  • A. O. Prokofiev
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Waves and Solitons LLCGilbertUSA
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia

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