|Proceedings of the Conference on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology,|
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, July 95
¹Electronic Engineering Laboratories,
University of Kent at Canterbury,
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NT, U.K.
The theory is applied to an example of a lattice system which models an experimental nonlinear transmission line and the results obtained are consistent with numerical simulations even for relatively large amplitude solitary waves. The speed--amplitude relation is investigated and compared with that derived using quasi-continuum methods and amplitude versus half--width graphs are also presented. An extended version of most of this work has been submitted to Physica D.