We consider the motion of a two-dimensional interface between air (above) and an irrotational, incompressible, inviscid, infinitely deep water (below), with surface tension present. We propose a new way to reduce the original problem into an equivalent quasilinear system which is related to the interface's tangent angle and a quantity related to the difference of tangential velocities of the interface in the Lagrangian and the arc-length coordinates. The new way is relatively simple because it involves only taking differentiation and the real and the imaginary parts. Then if assuming that waves are periodic, we establish a priori energy inequality.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics