Wave breaking in the short-pulse equation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Sufficient conditions for wave breaking are found for the short-pulse equation describing wave packets of few cycles on the ultra-short pulse scale. The analysis relies on the method of characteristics and conserved quantities of the short-pulse equation and holds both on an infinite line and in a periodic domain. Numerical illustrations of the finite-time wave breaking are given in a periodic domain.

publication date

  • December 1, 2009