International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences / 1978 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 302876 | 11 pages |

Viscous damping of gravity waves over a permeable bed

Received09 May 1978
Revised19 Jun 1978


The damping of gravity waves over the surface of a layer of viscous fluid which overlies a porous bed saturated with the same fluid is studied. It is shown that viscosity may not be the dominant influence in the damping mechanism; the damping effects due to percolation in the fixed bed may be of the same or even higher order than those due to viscosity.

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