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In this paper we investigate the motion of a rigid ball in an incompressible perfect fluid occupying ${\mathbb{R}}^{2}$. We prove the global in time existence and the uniqueness of the classical solution for this fluid-structure problem. The proof relies mainly on weighted estimates for the vorticity associated with the strong solution of a fluid-structure problem obtained by incorporating some dissipation.

In this paper, we investigate the controllability of an underwater vehicle immersed in an infinite volume of an inviscid fluid whose flow is assumed to be irrotational. Taking as control input the flow of the fluid through a part of the boundary of the rigid body, we obtain a finite-dimensional system similar to Kirchhoff laws in which the control input appears through both linear terms (with time derivative) and bilinear terms. Applying Coron’s return method, we establish some local controllability...

We consider Lagrangian systems with Lagrange functions which exhibit a quadratic time dependence. We prove the existence of infinitely many solutions tending, as $t\to \pm \mathrm{\infty}$, to an «equilibrium at infinity». This result is applied to the Kirchhoff problem of a heavy rigid body moving through a boundless incompressible ideal fluid, which is at rest at infinity and has zero vorticity.

We prove the exact boundary controllability of the 3-D Euler equation of incompressible inviscid fluids on a regular connected bounded open set when the control operates on an open part of the boundary that meets any of the connected components of the boundary.

Non-linear singular integral equations are investigated in connection with some basic applications in two-dimensional fluid mechanics. A general existence and uniqueness analysis is proposed for non-linear singular integral equations defined on a Banach space. Therefore, the non-linear equations are defined over a finite set of contours and the existence of solutions is investigated for two different kinds of equations, the first and the second kind. Moreover, the existence of solutions is further...

In some previous papers [1, 2] we proposed a geometric formulation of continuum mechanics, where a continuous body is seen as a suitable differentiable fiber bundle C on the Galilean space-time M, beside a differential equation of order k, Ek(C), on C and the assignement of a frame Psi on M. This approach allowed us to treat continuum mechanics as a unitary field theory and to consider constitutive and dynamical properties in a more natural way. Further, the particular intrinsic geometrical framework...