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Quasi-periodic gravity water waves in finite depth

Emanuele Haus
Institution: 
University of Naples
Schedule: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00
Location: 
A-133
Abstract: 

We prove the existence and the linear stability of Cantor families of small amplitude time quasi-periodic standing (i.e. periodic and even in the space variable x) water wave solutions of a bi-dimensional ocean with finite depth under the action of pure gravity. Such a result holds for all the values of the depth parameter in a Borel set of asymptotically full measure. This is a small divisor problem. The main difficulties are the quasi-linear nature of the gravity water waves equations and the fact that the linear frequencies grow just in a sublinear way at infinity. To overcome these problems, we first reduce the linearized operators obtained at each approximate quasi-periodic solution along the Nash-Moser iteration to constant coefficients up to smoothing operators, using pseudo-differential changes of variables that are quasi-periodic in time. Then we apply a KAM reducibility scheme that requires very weak Melnikov non-resonance conditions (which lose derivatives both in time and space), which we are able to verify for most values of the depth parameter using degenerate KAM theory arguments. This is a joint work with P. Baldi, M. Berti and R. Montalto. 

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