We consider the gravity-capillary water waves equations for a bi-dimensional fluid with a periodic one-dimensional free surface. We prove a rigorous reduction of this system to Birkhoff normal form up to cubic degree. Due to the possible presence of three-wave resonances for general values of gravity, surface tension, and depth, such normal form may be not trivial and exhibit a chaotic dynamics (Wilton ripples). Nevertheless, we prove that for all the values of gravity, surface tension, and depth, initial data that are of size $$ \varepsilon $$in a sufficiently smooth Sobolev space leads to a solution that remains in an $$ \varepsilon $$-ball of the same Sobolev space up times of order $$ \varepsilon ^{-2}$$. We exploit that the three-wave resonances are finitely many, and the Hamiltonian nature of the Birkhoff normal form.

VL - 3 SN - 2523-3688 UR - https://doi.org/10.1007/s42286-020-00036-8 IS - 1 JO - Water Waves ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Local well-posedness for quasi-linear NLS with large Cauchy data on the circle JF - Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré C, Analyse non linéaire Y1 - 2019 A1 - Roberto Feola A1 - Felice Iandoli KW - Dispersive equations KW - Energy method KW - Local wellposedness KW - NLS KW - Para-differential calculus KW - Quasi-linear PDEs AB -We prove local in time well-posedness for a large class of quasilinear Hamiltonian, or parity preserving, Schrödinger equations on the circle. After a paralinearization of the equation, we perform several paradifferential changes of coordinates in order to transform the system into a paradifferential one with symbols which, at the positive order, are constant and purely imaginary. This allows to obtain a priori energy estimates on the Sobolev norms of the solutions.

VL - 36 UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0294144918300428 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Reducibility of first order linear operators on tori via Moser's theorem JF - Journal of Functional Analysis Y1 - 2019 A1 - Roberto Feola A1 - Filippo Giuliani A1 - Riccardo Montalto A1 - Michela Procesi KW - Hyperbolic PDEs KW - KAM theory KW - Nash–Moser KW - Reducibility AB -In this paper we prove reducibility of a class of first order, quasi-linear, quasi-periodic time dependent PDEs on the torus∂tu+ζ⋅∂xu+a(ωt,x)⋅∂xu=0,x∈Td,ζ∈Rd,ω∈Rν. As a consequence we deduce a stability result on the associated Cauchy problem in Sobolev spaces. By the identification between first order operators and vector fields this problem can be formulated as the problem of finding a change of coordinates which conjugates a weakly perturbed constant vector field on Tν+d to a constant diophantine flow. For this purpose we generalize Moser's straightening theorem: considering smooth perturbations we prove that the corresponding straightening torus diffeomorphism is smooth, under the assumption that the perturbation is small only in some given Sobolev norm and that the initial frequency belongs to some Cantor-like set. In view of applications in KAM theory for PDEs we provide also tame estimates on the change of variables.

VL - 276 UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022123618303793 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Reducibility for a class of weakly dispersive linear operators arising from the Degasperis Procesi equation Y1 - 2018 A1 - Roberto Feola A1 - Filippo Giuliani A1 - Michela Procesi ER -