A note on the porous-wavemaker problem

Research paper by A. Chakrabarti

Indexed on: 01 Apr '89Published on: 01 Apr '89Published in: Acta mechanica


A complete analytical solution is obtained, by using an integral transform method, for the porous-wavemaker problem, when the effect of surface tension is taken into account on the free surface of water of finite-depth in which surface waves are produced by small horizontal oscillations of a porous vertical plate. The final results are expressed in the form of convergent integrals as well as series and known results are reproduced when surface tension is neglected.