Spatial Dynamics Methods for Solitary Gravity-Capillary Water Waves with an Arbitrary Distribution of Vorticity

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This paper presents existence theories for several families of small-amplitude solitary-wave solutions to the classical two-dimensional water-wave problem in the presence of surface tension and with an arbitrary distribution of vorticity. Moreover, the established local bifurcation diagram for irrotational solitary waves is shown to remain qualitatively unchanged for any choice of vorticity distribution. The hydrodynamic problem is formulated as an infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian system in which the horizontal spatial direction is the timelike variable. A center-manifold reduction technique is employed to reduce the system to a locally equivalent Hamiltonian system with a finite number of degrees of freedom. Homoclinic solutions to the reduced system, which correspond to solitary water waves, are detected by a variety of dynamical systems methods.


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Sidor (från-till)932-964
TidskriftSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2007
Peer review utfördJa