Volume 88, Number 2, October 2009
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||04 November 2009|
Experimental observation of trapped modes in a water wave channel
Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes, UMR CNRS 7636, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles - Paris, France, EU
2 Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Maine, UMR CNRS 6613, Université du Maine - Le Mans, France, EU
3 Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique, Institut Langevin, UMR CNRS 7587, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles - Paris, France, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 1 October 2009
The fluid around a free surface piercing circular cylinder in a long narrow wave tank can exhibit a local oscillation that does not propagate down the channel but is confined to the vicinity of the cylinder. This is a manifestation of the so-called trapped modes, bound states in the continuum occurring in many situations in physics. In this letter, using Fourier Transform Profilometry, fully space time resolved measurements for the free surface deformation are obtained. The scattering characteristics of the cylinder and consequently the behavior of the trapped-mode frequency are determined.
PACS: 03.65.Ge – Solutions of wave equations: bound states / 43.20.Ks – Standing waves, resonance, normal modes / 47.35.Lf – Wave-structure interactions
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