Numerical Study of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili Equation

Title:  Numerical Study of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili Equation


Speaker:  Prof. Christian Klein (Universite' de Bourgogne, France)


Time:  4:00-5:00 pm; June 11; 2013


Place:  Conference Room A304, Department of Mathematical Sciences


AbstractWe present an accurate numerical study of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) equation. In particular, we are concerned with the small dispersion limit of this model, where no comprehensive analytical description exists so far. To this end, we first study a similar highly oscillatory regime for asymptotically small solutions, which can be described via the Davey-Stewartson system. In a second step, we investigate numerically the small dispersion limit of the KP model in the case of large amplitudes. Similarities and differences to the much better studied Korteweg-de Vries situation are discussed as well as the dependence of the limit on the additional transverse coordinate. We also study the stability of exact solutions to the KP equation, and the appearence of blowup in generalized KP equations.


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