# On the Nonlinear Stability of Inviscid Homogeneous Shear Flows in Sea Straits of Arbitrary Cross Sections

### Abstract

In this paper we study the nonlinear stability of steady flows of inviscid homogeneous fluids in sea straits of arbitrary cross sections. We use the method of Arnol'd [1] to obtain two general stability theorems for steady basic flows with respect to finite amplitude disturbances. For the special case of plane parallel shear flows we find a finite amplitude extension of the linear stability result of Deng et al [2]. We also present some examples of basic flows which are stable to finite amplitude disturbances.

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