Fluid surface waves in a partially filled ‘singing wine glass’

T.S. Krasnopolskaya, G.J.F. van Heijst

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The appearance and the structure of the directly-forced waves and cross-waves at the free surface of a fluid contained in a ‘singing wine glass’ are explained by using the superposition method. Cross-waves have crests perpendicular to a vibrating wall, such as in the case of the ‘singing glass’, driven by a moistened finger moving steadily along the rim of the glass. According to experimental studies, the directly-forced waves have four nodes (i.e. are spanning two wavelengths) in the azimuthal direction. For directly-forced waves a linear model could be derived, while for the cross-waves the nonlinear parametric equations are worked out. A graphical representation of the free surface elevation by three eigenmode approximations shows the main features of the wave patterns observed in a singing wine glass.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)116-124
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Mechanics. B, Fluids
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan. 2018


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