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Fluid Dynamics pp 149-189 | Cite as

Waves in Fluids

  • Michel Rieutord
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Abstract

Disturbances play an important role in Physics and notably in Fluid Mechanics. Indeed all flows in Nature are constantly subjected to perturbations of various origin: thermal noise, variations of boundary conditions, etc. If the flow is stable, these disturbances are always damped: otherwise, some of them grow, up to the disappearance of the initial flow replaced by, perhaps, more stable one.

Keywords

Shock Wave Dispersion Relation Mach Number Solitary Wave Wave Packet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Rieutord
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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