Free Boundary Problems

  • Hilary Ockendon
  • Alan B. Tayler
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 43)


One example of a flow with a free boundary is that of a jet of fluid travelling through a region of constant pressure. There are two typical situations which are shown in Figure. The first is a jet impinging on a fixed wall and the second is a jet emerging from a hole in the wall of a large reservoir. These situations may either be two or three-dimensional, but we can make more analytical progress in the two-dimensional case.


Dispersion Relation Group Velocity Wave Speed Froude Number Wave Train 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary Ockendon
    • 1
  • Alan B. Tayler
    • 2
  1. 1.Somerville CollegeOxfordEngland
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteOxfordEngland

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