Existence and conditional energetic stability of solitary gravitycapillary water waves with constant vorticity
(2015) In Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Section A 145(4). p.791883 Abstract
 We present an existence and stability theory for gravitycapillary solitary waves with constant vorticity on the surface of a body of water of finite depth. Exploiting a rotational version of the classical variational principle, we prove the existence of a minimizer of the wave energy H subject to the constraint I = 2 mu, where I is the wave momentum and 0 < mu << 1. Since H and I are both conserved quantities, a standard argument asserts the stability of the set Dmu of minimizers: solutions starting near Dmu remain close to Dmu in a suitably defined energy space over their interval of existence. In the applied mathematics literature solitary water waves of the present kind are described by solutions of a Kortewegde Vries... (More)
 We present an existence and stability theory for gravitycapillary solitary waves with constant vorticity on the surface of a body of water of finite depth. Exploiting a rotational version of the classical variational principle, we prove the existence of a minimizer of the wave energy H subject to the constraint I = 2 mu, where I is the wave momentum and 0 < mu << 1. Since H and I are both conserved quantities, a standard argument asserts the stability of the set Dmu of minimizers: solutions starting near Dmu remain close to Dmu in a suitably defined energy space over their interval of existence. In the applied mathematics literature solitary water waves of the present kind are described by solutions of a Kortewegde Vries equation (for strong surface tension) or a nonlinear Schrodinger equation (for weak surface tension). We show that the waves detected by our variational method converge (after an appropriate rescaling) to solutions of the appropriate model equation as mu down arrow 0. (Less)
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 Groves, M. D. and Wahlén, Erik ^{LU}
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 2015
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 water waves, solitary waves, vorticity, calculus of variations
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 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Section A
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 145
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 4
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 791  883
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 Royal Society of Edinburgh
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 03082105
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 10.1017/S0308210515000116
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