Turbulence of capillary waves

A. N. Pushkarev, V. E. Zakharov

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A numerical model for direct simulation of the surface of ideal fluid based on the expansion of the Hamiltonian of the surface up to terms of fourth order is developed. For the case of capillary wave we observe the formation of powerlike spectrum of spatial elevations close to one predicted by weak-turbulent theory Ik≃k−19/4, which previously was not confirmed either experimentally or numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3320-3323
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes


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