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On the coupled time-harmonic motion of water and a body freely floating in it


We consider a spectral problem that describes the time-harmonic small-amplitude motion of the mechanical system that consists of a three-dimensional water layer of constant depth and a body (either surface-piercing or totally submerged), freely floating in it. This coupled boundary-value problem contains a spectral parameter – the frequency of oscillations – in the boundary conditions as well as in the equations governing the body motion. It is proved that the total energy of the water motion is finite and the equipartition of energy of the whole system is established. Under certain restrictions on body's geometry the problem is proved to have only a trivial solution for sufficiently large values of the frequency. The uniqueness frequencies are estimated from below.

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