Stability of Water Waves
We apply some general results for Hamiltonian systems, depending on the notion of signature of eigenvalues, to determine the circumstances under which collisions of imaginary eigenvalue for the linearized problem about a travelling water wave of permanent form are avoided or lead to loss of stability, up to non-degeneracy assumptions. A new superharmonic instability is predicted and verified.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A
- Pub Date:
- July 1986