Linear and nonlinear gravity-capillary water waves with a soluble surfactant

Linear and nonlinear gravity-capillary water waves with a soluble surfactant Naturally occurring soluble-surfactant slicks influence the properties of water waves. This paper describes results from wave tank experiments involving a soluble surfactant, and linear and nonlinear gravity- capillary waves. Instantaneous surface deflections were measured using optical techniques to determine the damping, phase speed, and the frequency content of the waves for wavemaker frequencies from 4 to 22 Hz. Measured linear-wave phase speed and damping agree well with existing theory at surfactant concentrations away from that leading to maximum damping. Under conditions leading to nonlinear waves, an as-yet-unexplained subharmonic wave with one-sixth the wavemaker frequency was found only with soluble surfactant present. Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Linear and nonlinear gravity-capillary water waves with a soluble surfactant

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Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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