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Resurrecting Dead-water Phenomenon

Abstract : We revisit experimental studies performed by Ekman on dead-water using modern techniques in order to present new insights on this peculiar phenomenon. We extend its description to more general situations such as a three-layer fluid or a linearly stratified fluid in presence of a pycnocline, showing the robustness of dead-water phenomenon. We observe large amplitude nonlinear internal waves which are coupled to the boat dynamics, and we emphasize that the modeling of the wave-induced drag requires more analysis, taking into account nonlinear effects.
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Matthieu Mercier, Romain Vasseur, Thierry Dauxois. Resurrecting Dead-water Phenomenon. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2011, 18, pp.193. ⟨ensl-00573543⟩



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