Decay of Benjamin–Ono solitons under the influence of dissipation

Grimshaw, Roger H. and Smyth, Noel F. and Stepanyants, Yury A. (2018) Decay of Benjamin–Ono solitons under the influence of dissipation. Wave Motion, 78. pp. 98-115. ISSN 0165-2125


The adiabatic decay of Benjamin–Ono algebraic solitons is studied when the influence of various types of small dissipation and radiative losses due to large scale Coriolis dispersion are taken into consideration. The physically most important dissipations are studied, Rayleigh and Reynolds dissipation, Landau damping, dissipation in a laminar boundary layer and Chezy friction on a rough bottom. The decay laws for the soliton parameters, that is amplitude, velocity and width, are found in analytical form and are compared with the results of direct numerical modelling.

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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 23:55
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: internal wave; Benjamin–Ono equation; soliton; Rayleigh dissipation; Reynolds dissipation; Landau damping; Chezy friction; rotating fluid; adiabatic decay
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2018.01.005

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