KHUSNUTDINOVA, K. and ZHANG, X., 2016. Nonlinear ring waves in a two-layer fluid. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 333, pp.208–221
Surface and interfacial weakly-nonlinear ring waves in a two-layer fluid are modelled numerically, within the framework of the recently derived 2+1-dimensional cKdV-type equation. In a case study, we consider concentric waves from a localised initial condition and waves in a 2D version of the dam-break problem, as well as discussing the effect of a piecewise-constant shear flow. The modelling shows, in particular, the formation of 2D dispersive shock waves and oscillatory wave trains.
This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2016.02.013.