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Nonlinear Wave Modulation In A Prestressed Thin Elastic Tube Filled With An Inviscid Fluid

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM020641

Volume

36

Pages

9

Published

2002

Size

537 kb

Author(s)

I. Bakirtas & H. Demiray

Abstract

In the present work, employing the nonlinear equations of an incompressible, isotropic and elastic thin tube and the approximate equations of an incompressible inviscid fluid and then utilizing the reductive perturbation technique, the amplitude modulation of weakly nonlinear waves is examined. It is shown that, the amplitude modulation of these waves is governed by a nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) equation. The result is compared with some previous works on the same subject. The modulational instability of the monochromatic wave solution is discussed for some elastic materials and initial deformations. It is shown that the amplitude modulation of weakly nonlinear waves near the marginal state is governed by the Generalized Nonlinear Schrodinger equation (GNLS).

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