The Propagation of the Front of Parametrically Excited Capillary Ripples

  • P. A. Matusov
  • L. Sh. Tsimring
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The propagation of the capillary ripple front of the surface of a fluid in a periodically oscillating vessel is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The propagation velocity of the parametric instability front is found from the linear theory; it is demonstrated that the nonlinear front propagates with linear velocity. The front of a parameterically excited ripple is obtained in laboratory conditions’ and the dependence of the front velocity on supercriticality is found experimentally.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Matusov
    • 1
  • L. Sh. Tsimring
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsUSSR Academy of SciencesGorkyUSSR

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