Some effects of surface tension on steep water waves. Part 3.

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This is the final part in the work on steady gravity-capillary waves by the author. On extending the work of Pierson & Fife (1961) , the phenomenon of Wilton's ripples is resolved. These singularities of the traditional solution procedure are merely consequences of the non-uniformity in the ordering of the Fourier coefficients of the wave profile. Results presented here include wave properties and profiles. Near-resonant waves are also considered. Good agreement is found between this work and previous papers in the series as well as with other authors. An appendix contains all the results in numerical form. Minor algebraic errors in Wilton's original work are corrected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-410
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981

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