Bifurcations and pattern formation in the "regularized" Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation

H. S. Brown, I. G. Kevrekidis, A. Oron, P. Rosenau

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We study the bifurcation patterns of the "regularized" Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation (RKS), which results from relaxation of the long-wave approximation in the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation (KS). Both equations model the flow of a viscous thin film down a vertical plane, and the RKS was recently introduced to model sharp gradient patterns that cannot be captured by the KS. We show that in some flow regimes, relaxation of the long-wave approximation, even without solution breakup, causes a profound effect on the secondary and even on the primary instabilities, which now can become subcritical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 23 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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