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Matthieu Ménard: Spectral gaps for linearized water waves above a small periodic bottom

Time: Thu 2023-11-16 10.00 - 11.00

Location: Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan and Zoom

Video link: Meeting ID: 921 756 1880

Participating: Matthieu Ménard, Université Grenoble-Alpes

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We consider the movement of a free surface of a two-dimensional fluid over a variable bottom. We assume that the bottom has a periodic profile and we study the water wave system linearized near equilibrium. The latter reduces to a spectral problem for the Dirichlet–Neumann operator in a fluid domain with a periodic bottom and a flat surface elevation. We show that the spectral problem admits a Floquet-Bloch decomposition in terms of spectral band functions and their associated band-parametrized eigenfunctions. We find that, generically, the spectrum consists of a series of bands separated by spectral gaps which are zones of forbidden energies.

This is a joint work with Christophe Lacave and Catherine Sulem.