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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 181
  • August 1987, pp. 17-39

Non-symmetric gravity waves on water of infinite depth

  • Juan A. Zufiria (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2006

Two different numerical methods are used to demonstrate the existence of and calculate non-symmetric gravity waves on deep water. It is found that they appear via spontaneous symmetry-breaking bifurcations from symmetric waves. The structure of the bifurcation tree is the same as the one found by Zufiria (1987) for waves on water of finite depth using a weakly nonlinear Hamiltonian model. One of the methods is based on the quadratic relations between the Stokes coefficients discovered by Longuet-Higgins (1978a). The other method is a new one based on the Hamiltonian structure of the water-wave problem.

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