A nonlinear wave equation is developed, modeling the evolution in time of shallow water waves over a variable topography. As the usual assumptions of a perfect fluid and an irrotational flow are not made, the resulting model equation is dissipative due to the presence of a viscous boundary layer at...
Numerical solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and extended Korteweg-de Vries (eKdV) equations are used to model the transformation of a sinusoidal internal tide as it propagates across the continental shelf. The ocean is idealized as being a two-layer fluid, justified by the fact that most of the oceanic internal...
We will consider the implementation of a computer program to
solve a nonlinear algebraic system of N equations and unknowns.
The program involves the use of a parameter, Newton's method, and
an automatic change of parameter. Also considered are rigorous
error bounds for the answer. The program was implemented and...
A perfectly matched layer (PML) is widely used to model many different types of wave propagation in different media. It has been found that a PML is often very effective and also easy to set, but still many questions remain.
We introduce a new formulation from regularizing the classical Un-Split...
In this paper, Fourier analysis is used to
investigate various approximation methods for the one- and
two-dimensional wave equations. The spatial derivatives
are approximated by the second order centered finite
difference method, the linear and quadratic finite element
methods, and the fourth order centered finite difference
method. The approximation schemes...
Stochastic analysis procedures have been recently applied to analyze nonlinear
dynamical systems. In this study, nonlinear responses, stochastic and/or chaotic, are
examined and interpreted from a probabilistic perspective. A multi-point-moored
ocean structural system under regular and irregular wave excitations is analytically
examined via a generalized stochastic Melnikov function and Markov...
In 1974 Davey and Stewartson used a multi-scale analysis to derive a coupled
system of nonlinear partial differential equations which describes the evolution of a
three dimensional wave packet in water of a finite depth. This system of equations
is the closest integrable two dimensional analog of the well-known one...
In this dissertation, we investigate three numerical methods for inverting the Laplace
transform. These methods are all based on the trapezoidal-type approximations to the
Bromwich integral. The first method is the direct integration method: It is a straightforward application of the trapezoidal rule to the Bromwich integral, followed by convergence...