Solitary flexural–gravity waves in three dimensions

Olga Trichtchenko, Emilian I. Părău, Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck, Paul Milewski

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The focus of this work is on three-dimensional nonlinear flexural–gravity waves, propagating at the interface between a fluid and an ice sheet. The ice sheet is modelled using the special Cosserat theory of hyperelastic shells satisfying Kirchhoff's hypothesis, presented in (Plotnikov & Toland. 2011 Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 369, 2942–2956 (doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0104)). The fluid is assumed inviscid and incompressible, and the flow irrotational. A numerical method based on boundary integral equation techniques is used to compute solitary waves and forced waves to Euler's equations. This article is part of the theme issue ‘Modelling of sea-ice phenomena’.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20170345
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Early online date20 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2018


  • solitary waves
  • flexural-gravity waves

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