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International Journal of Differential Equations
Volume 2016, Article ID 1846341, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1846341
Research Article

Exact Solutions Superimposed with Nonlinear Plane Waves

1Department of Mathematics, University of Mumbai, Mumbai 400 098, India
2Department of Mathematics, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 425 001, India

Received 9 February 2016; Accepted 20 April 2016

Academic Editor: Wen-Xiu Ma

Copyright © 2016 B. S. Desale and Vivek Sharma. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The flow of fluid in atmosphere and ocean is governed by rotating stratified Boussinesq equations. Through the literature, we found that many researchers are trying to find the solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations. In this paper, we have obtained special exact solutions and nonlinear plane waves. Finally, we provide exact solutions to rotating stratified Boussinesq equations with large scale motion superimposed with the nonlinear plane waves. In support of our investigations, we provided two examples: one described the special exact solution and in second example, we have determined the special exact solution superimposed with nonlinear plane wave. Also, we depicted some integral curves that represent the flow of an incompressible fluid particle on the plane as the particular case.

1. Introduction

In certain ranges of scale in the atmosphere and in the ocean, the flow of fluid is controlled by interaction of gravitational force and the rotation of earth with density variation about reference state. The fluid velocity is too slow to involve incompressible effect. Equations which work on these scales are called the rotating stratified Boussinesq equations, and the gravity waves they support are built up in Gill [1]. It may be noted that the Boussinesq approximation in the literature is also referred to as the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation, for which the reader is referred to an interesting article of Rajagopal et al. [2]. Majda and Shefter [3] chose certain special solutions of this system of PDEs to demonstrate onset of instability when the Richardson number is less than 1/4. In their study of instability in stratified fluids at large Richardson number they obtained the exact solutions to stratified Boussinesq equations neglecting the effects of rotations and viscosity. Further, in absence of strain field Srinivasan et al. [4] proved that the reduced system of ODEs is completely integrable. For the similar kind of work reader may refer to articles of Maas [5, 6]. In his monograph Majda [7] has obtained the special solution of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations excluding the effects of viscosity and finite rotation. In our earlier work we have included the effect of earth rotation and obtained the nonlinear plane wave solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations.

In this paper, we continue with the special exact solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations on the large scale motions and nonlinear plane waves. Here, we built up the exact solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations superimposed with nonlinear plane waves followed by two examples, out of which one gives special exact solution and second example provides us the superimposition of nonlinear plane wave with special exact solution of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations.

2. Special Solutions

The motion of an incompressible flow of fluid in the atmosphere and in the ocean is governed by the following nondimensional rotating stratified Boussinesq equations:Here, we have that , , is the nondimensional number, is the Rossby number, and is the Euler number. Nondimensional density function is We make the usual assumption valid for local consideration that is constant and it is the integrated part of . Henceforth, we have . For more details one may refer to our earlier article [8]. The more elaborative discussion about the nondimensional analysis of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations is found in the monograph of Majda [7].

Now, we present the special solutions of (1) in large scale motion of fluid. For local behavior of incompressible fluid, we have Taylor’s series expansion for smooth velocity field and density function about some point :where is a matrix whose th entry is , where and . Equation (4) is the decomposition of the matrix as a sum of symmetric and skew symmetric matrices and this kind of decomposition is unique:where is the symmetric part of and is called deformation matrix; it has the property that the trace of matrix is equal to the divergence of vector field , whereas is a skew symmetric part of matrix and satisfies the following equation: for any vector . The vector is vorticity vector; that is, . Hence, from (4) we get The decomposition of a vector as in (3) by mean of (4) has a simple physical interpretation; namely, every incompressible velocity field is a sum of translation, stretching, and rotation. We may deprive the translation part by a Galilean transformation. We assume that . A gradient of is a matrix which can be uniquely expressed as , where the symmetric matrix and skew symmetric matrix are as given below:For any , a skew symmetric matrix satisfies the following equation: Through the literature we see that at the large scale motion (1) admit the special solutions, which are given in the form of Theorem 1.

Theorem 1. The rotating stratified Boussinesq equations (1) admit the special solutions of the formwhere is nondimensional number as defined in (1) and is symmetric matrix with zero trace; when and satisfy the ODEs,and matrix is given by where the matrix is as defined in (4) through the linear map given by (5) and the matrix is given by (7).

In Section 3, we present the nonlinear plane wave solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations.

3. Nonlinear Plane Waves

In the development of exact solutions of (1) in the form of nonlinear plane waves, the following trivial Lemma 2 is a useful step.

Lemma 2. For of the form , implies (i);(ii) ,for arbitrary , where and .

For the proof of this lemma one may refer to Majda [7, pp. 20]. Theorem 3 describes the nonlinear plane wave solutions of (1).

Theorem 3. The rotating stratified Boussinesq equations (1) admit the exact solutions in the form of nonlinear plane waves as follows: where and are arbitrary functions of with the condition provided that , , , and satisfy the following equations:

4. Superimposed Nonlinear Plane Wave Solutions

In Section 2, we obtained exact solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations for the large scale motion of fluids, while in Section 3, we have determined the nonlinear plane wave solutions. In this section we aim at presenting the special exact solutions of (1) superimposed with nonlinear plane waves. We have obtained such solutions and presented them in the form of Theorem 6. Prior to determining the superimposed solutions, we have some key elements in the form of lemmas. The proof of these lemmas is essential to develop these superimposed solutions.

Lemma 4. Let be as defined in (4) and let , be any two vectors in ; then one has

Proof. We have as defined in (4), so that . Hence,

Lemma 5. Let be as defined in (4) and let and be the symmetric and skew symmetric matrices, respectively, as defined in (7); then one has

Proof. The term as defined in (4) is nothing but ; that is, Hence, we have Furthermore, we calculate In the similar fashion, we calculate the vector as follows: and (19) and (20) lead to the conclusion of the lemma.

Now, we present the superimposed solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations (1) which are the superposition of exact solutions and nonlinear plane wave solutions. We describe these solutions in the form of Theorem 6.

Theorem 6. There are special exact solutions to the rotating stratified Boussinesq equations (1) in the form ofwhere and is an arbitrary , traceless, symmetric matrix as defined in (4) provided that and satisfy the ODEs (10) along with the wave phase and amplitudes satisfy the following ODEs:where as defined in (4). The initial conditions are arbitrary, except that one requires The matrix in pressure term satisfies the differential equation (11) and scalar function in pressure term is calculated as

Proof. We proceed towards the proof of the theorem. In the beginning, we consider that , , , , , , , , and for handy use of calculations throughout the proof.
To prove this theorem we have to verify that the velocity , density function , and pressure which are given by (21) satisfy (1).
Let us consider the derivative of which is given by Substituting and from (22) into the right hand side of (25) and then simplifying the right hand side with the use of Lemma 4, we get . Together with initial condition (23), we conclude that for all times. Now, we proceed towards the requirements for an incompressible fluid; we have so that . Therefore, . is arbitrary and is symmetric traceless strain matrix so that , and also we have for all times. Hence satisfy the equation .
Our next aim is to verify the momentum equation. We now compute the advective derivative: The advection caused by velocity is calculated as Adding (27) and (28), we obtain the advective derivative of as Now, we calculate the rotation term of momentum equation:With easy calculations, we see that the term due to pressure in momentum equation is expressed as implies that Taking the addition of (29), (30), (31), and (32), we find thatSince , it is easy to verify that satisfies the following equation:Therefore, the first term of right hand side of (33) vanishes. Furthermore, is arbitrary function of , satisfy the second equation of (22), and substituting the value of from (24), we verify that the second term in right hand side of (33) becomes zero. Also, we see that third term in right hand side of same equation vanishes because satisfy the first equation of (22). All these terms together confirm that the right hand side of (33) is identically equal to zero. That is, . Hence, we verified that the velocity , pressure , and density function given by (21) together with (22) and (24) satisfy the first equation of (1).
Now, we are at the last step of the proof; here we have to verify the density function given by (21) which satisfy the density momentum equation of (1), so that we consider The term of (35) is zero because of (26). Also, we can use Lemma 4 in the above equations and then finally we can obtain the simplified form of (35) as given below: Here, we notice that the second and third terms in the right hand side of (36) are equal to zero because of first and last equations of (22). To see the first term in right hand side of the above equation, we have as a sum of symmetric and skew symmetric matrices, respectively, so that and satisfies (10). Therefore, we have This implies that . Thus, we have that the first term in right hand side of (36) is also zero. Hence, given by (21) satisfy the density momentum equation . Thus we complete the proof of theorem.

5. Examples

In this section, we provide two examples that concerns Theorems 3 and 6. Let us start with Example 1.

Example 1. Let us consider vectors and . Now we define and . A scalar function is now defined as and is defined as where , are arbitrary constants and is the Brunt-Väisälä frequency, which has the relation with consideration of for stable stratification. Then, we see that The velocity, density, and pressure given by (40) represent the nonlinear plane wave solution of (1) as suggested by Theorem 3.

Example 2. Let us consider vectors , , and . Now we define and . A scalar function is now defined as and is defined as where , are arbitrary constants and is the Brunt-Väisälä frequency, which has the relation with consideration of for stable stratification. Consider the matrices , , and as given below: where is a nonzero scalar. With these assumptions we calculate the scalar function according to formula (24) and this is equal to zero. Then the following is the superimposed solution of (1) suggested by Theorem 6:

Let us find the flow of fluids that concern Example 2. Consider that the fluid particle is at at any instant . A particle is moving with velocity and suppose that the particle is at position at time . The flow of fluid is then defined through the map as follows:and this flow is completely determined by the following initial value problem for any : In this example, we have the initial value problem as given below:We can solve the first and second equations of (47) explicitly and it is observed that remain constant along the flow. Let us assume that for all . Hence, we have . Also, we consider , to be the particular constants. With these axioms a vector function given by right hand side of (47) is Lipschitz continuous in over the vertical plane . Hence there exists a unique solution through each point on this plane. The integral curves passing through each of the points on this plane are given by To the given particular value of , we have the particular integral curve passing through each of the points of the form  . In Figure 1, we have depicted these integral curves for , , , and passing through the points , , and by red, blue, and green colored curves, respectively.

Figure 1: Integral curves.

Furthermore, if we vary and initial points satisfying the condition , then (48) gives us a two-parameter family of integral surface. We have depicted this integral surface in Figure 2 for .

Figure 2: Integral surface.

6. Conclusion

In Section 2, we have the special exact solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations (1) in the form of (9), whereas (12) gives us the nonlinear plane wave solutions. In Section 4, we develop the superimposed solutions of rotating stratified Boussinesq equations that are given by (21), which consists of addition of two components, one in the form of (9) and second component in the form of (12). We present these solutions in the form of Theorem 6. In support of these solutions, we have given two examples in Section 5.

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgments

The financial support to this research by University Grants Commission, New Delhi 110 002, India (Research Project F. no. 41-1380/2012 (SR)), is greatly acknowledged.

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