ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

4pPA10. Recent progress and problems on study of forced standing solitons generated in Faraday wave experiment.

Rongjue Wei

Inst. of Acoust., Nanjing Univ., Nanjing 210008, People's Republic of China

From the simple Faraday wave experiment with rectangular tanks of variable length and width, or with insection of partitions, the standing or nonpropagating solitons will manifest a number of interesting nonlinear phenomena. These include parameters governing generation, stability, collision dynamics, reflection symmetry, chaotic behaviors, etc., of one or more solitons. Some of the not well-solved problems of the physics and mathematical formulations will be presented. [A brief summary of the work by the Nonlinear Acoustics Group I of Nanjing, supported by Chinese Nonlinear Sc. Foundation.]