Phase dynamics of periodic wavetrains leading to the 5th order KP equation

Ratliff, Daniel (2017) Phase dynamics of periodic wavetrains leading to the 5th order KP equation. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 353/4. pp. 11-19. ISSN 0167-2789

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2017.05.004

Abstract

Using the previous approach outlined in Ratliff and Bridges (2016, 2015), a novel method is presented to derive the fifth order Kadomtsev–Petviashvili(KP) equation from periodic wavetrains. As a result, the coefficients and criterion for the fifth order KP to emerge take a universal form that can be determined a-priori, relating to the system’s conservation laws and the termination of a Jordan chain. Moreover, the analysis reveals that generically a mixed dispersive term appears within the final phase equation. The theory presented here is complimented by an example from the context of flexural gravity waves in shallow water and a higher order Nonlinear Schrödinger model relevant in plasma physics, demonstrating how the coefficients in this model are determined via elementary calculations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lagrangian dynamics, Nonlinear waves, Whitham modulation
Subjects: G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 13:50
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 13:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44121

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