On shear instability and propagation of surface gravity waves in sea straits

  • V. R. K. ReddyEmail author
  • M. Subbiah
Regular Article


Normal mode analysis of stability of shear flows of inviscid, incompressible fluids in channels with variable cross section and with a free upper surface is undertaken. Some general analytical results are obtained for basic flows with smooth velocity profiles in channels with smooth topography function. A Kelvin-Helmholtz instability study in a channel with constant topography function is also analyzed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringIITHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPondicherry UniversityKalapet, PuducherryIndia

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